N.J. Federal Judge Tosses Boston Scientific IVC Filter Case

  • Order

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit targeting Boston Scientific Corp.’s IVC filter, ruling that the plaintiff failed to plead his claims in accordance with the guidelines set by the New Jersey Product Liability Act.

In a June 9 order, Judge John Vazquez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found the pro se plaintiff did not prove the availability of a feasible and practical safer alternative design and repackaged his product liability claims as fraud claims.

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