Coloplast can't shake personal injury suit over urethral sling
A federal judge denies Coloplast's motion to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit filed over the Virtue ventral urethral elevation sling.
Coloplast (CPH:COLO B) can't dodge a personal injury lawsuit filed in a Colorado federal court over its Virtue urethral sling, but the majority of the counts and moves for legal fees and punitive damages were stricken from the case.
John Lautzenhiser sued Coloplast in July 2011, 2 years after he was implanted with a Virtue sling to treat his stress urinary incontinence. Lautzenhiser's SUI worsened and the device had to be explanted, leaving him with "permanent and substantial physical pain, loss of ability to perform sexually, lost wages and impairment of ability to earn wages, lengthy delay in prognosis and corrective action, and shortening of life expectancy," according to court documents.
Lautzenhiser alleges negligence, defective design, failure to warn, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, negligently providing misinformation, violation of the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Practices Act and unjust enrichment. Lautzenhiser was implanted with the Virtue sling in