Pa. Man To Address Time Limit In Covidien Hernia Mesh Suit

Law360 (October 26, 2018, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania man allegedly injured by a faulty Covidien LP hernia mesh will get a chance to argue why some of his claims should be exempted from the statute of limitations, after a federal judge denied Covidien’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit Thursday and allowed the hernia patient to amend his complaint.

U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane gave Ronald Soutner and his wife, Janelle, the chance to amend their complaint to address why the state’s discovery rule and doctrine of fraudulent concealment — which allow a delay in the onset of the statute of limitations where patients could not have realized...

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