Maker Of Anti-Clot Device Must Face Suit Over Pierced Vein

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The maker of a medical instrument designed to prevent blood clots will have to face most of a man's lawsuit saying its product perforated a major vein, after an Illinois federal judge ruled the man's suit meets the minimal pleading requirements to bring all but two of his claims.

U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis ruled that although Willie Tyler's complaint "could be more detailed, it sufficiently provides" notice to Boston Scientific Corp. of his negligence, breach of warranty, and defective design and manufacturing claims over his experience with its Greenfield filter, designed to prevent blood clots in the lungs and legs....

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