Judge Bars Doctor’s Opinion On Science Of Crosslinking In Product Liability Case

(May 4, 2016, 1:24 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — A doctor is unqualified in a product liability action to offer an expert opinion on the material or biomechanical science of crosslinking or on the body’s immunological response to crosslinked materials, a Michigan federal judge ruled April 19 (Robert and Karol Avendt v. Covidien, Inc., No. 11-15538, E.D. Mich.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52034).

(Opinion and order available. Document #30-160513-007Z.)

Robert and Karol Avendt sued Covidien Inc., alleging that it manufactured a defectively designed and inadequately tested hernia mesh product called “Permacol” and failed...
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