California Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of Delayed Gastric Band Lawsuit

(February 12, 2019, 11:39 AM EST) -- LOS ANGELES — A California state appeals panel on Feb. 7 affirmed dismissal of a Lap-Band gastric weight loss device case because the plaintiffs failed to bring the case to trial within five years despite a federal investigation that made discovery of implanting surgeons impossible (Graciela Del Mar, et al. v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., No. B285152, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 2, 2019 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 952)....

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