Cook Group Scores Win In Pelvic Mesh Suit

Law360, New York (June 5, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge overseeing tens of thousands of pelvic mesh suits in multidistrict litigation tossed a single-plaintiff suit against Cook Group Inc. on Thursday, saying it lacked a doctor's testimony of injury as required by Tennessee law.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R Goodwin handed summary judgment to Cook Inc., Cook Medical Inc. and Cook Biotech Inc. saying that though plaintiff Charlotte Dewene Ward had filed statements by medical experts about the general risks of the company's pelvic implants, that was not enough to satisfy Tennessee law requiring causation in medical matters to be shown via expert testimony.

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