Judge Knocks Bellwether Pool In Boston Scientific Mesh MDL

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday chastised Boston Scientific Corp. and plaintiffs in vaginal mesh injury multidistrict litigation for the cases they proposed as bellwethers, ordering them to find other suits more reflective of the plaintiffs as a whole.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin criticized the plaintiffs for proposing bellwether cases that feature plaintiffs who had used multiple mesh products. He took issue with Boston Scientific for proposing cases that may have statute of limitations issues.

Thousands of women claim the implantation of Boston Scientific's...
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