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French pelvic mesh maker dodges Coloplast personal injury lawsuit

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 1:31pm
Mass Device

A lawsuit against Analytical Biosurgical Solutions, a French maker of the mesh used in Coloplast's transvaginal mesh, is dismissed from a personal injury lawsuit filed against Coloplast.

French pelvic mesh maker dodges Coloplast personal injury lawsuit

The French manufacturer of the mesh used in Coloplast's embattled Aris transobturator tape system was dismissed from one of the thousands of personal injury lawsuits filed over pelvic mesh systems.

Plaintiff Kathy Crowell named Analytical Biosurgical Solutions in the lawsuit she filed after her alleged injury from an Aris implantation. The device is designed to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence; Coloplast acquired the Aris device when it bought Mentor Corp.'s urology division for $463 million in 2006 (Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) paid $1.07 billion for the rest of Mentor in 2009).

But Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia dismissed Analytical Biosurgical Solutions from the case in late July, ruling that the Mountain State court has no jurisdiction over the French company.

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