Last Acculink Claim Against Abbott Nixed

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out the lone remaining claim in a product liability lawsuit brought by a man who was partially blinded during a stent procedure in which Abbott Laboratories' blood clot-capturing Acculink system failed to prevent a stroke.

Judge Carl J. Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Tuesday granted Abbott's bid to dismiss the final claim of plaintiff Raul Bencomo, who alleged the company's Acculink and Accunet systems were unreasonably dangerous because Abbott breached an express warranty...
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