IVC Filter Failure

IVC Filter Trial Results in $4 Million Verdict

Lopez McHugh partner Ramon LopezThe first bellwether trial in the Bard IVC filter MDL netted a big win for the plaintiffs last Friday. Lopez McHugh partner Ramon Lopez and attorney Josh Mankoff were on hand for the duration of the trial and the reading of the verdict. Lopez, who was co-lead trial counsel, noted that this is a “huge win for the thousands of plaintiffs with Bard IVC lawsuits pending. This verdict is a positive ...

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Bard IVC Filter Plaintiffs Anxiously Await First Bellwether Trial

bard ivc filter mdl set to start in marchMarch 13, 2018. For the thousands of patients across the country that have been implanted with Bard IVC filters and suffered injuries as a result, this date is their first glimpse at the MDL trial storyline.

The trial will take place in the United States District Court in the District of Arizona where over 3,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits are pending and have been consolidated into ...

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New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in California

new ivc filter lawsuits filed in CaliforniaJohnson & Johnson subsidiary company Cordis Corporation was sued by seven new plaintiffs represented by Lopez McHugh attorneys in California this month over claims that their TrapEase and OptEase IVC filter devices were faulty and led to serious injuries and a fatality.

IVC filters are small wire devices that resemble a spider. Placed within the inferior vena cava, the wire fingers of the device are designed to ...

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With IVC Filter Failures, Blood Clots Create Double Jeopardy

ivc filter complications make blood clots more dangerousThe body’s ability to stop its own bleeding is pretty incredible when you think about it. Under normal circumstances, an abrasion or cut will eventually stop bleeding on its own because your blood solidifies and coagulates to prevent any further loss. It’s one of the most important ways the body protects itself. Without this ability, a minor cut, scrape, or abrasion could turn into a life-threatening injury; a threat ...

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JAMA Study Concludes No IVC Filter Benefit in Trauma Patients

jama study concludes no ivc filter benefit in trauma patientsScience and evidence-based research is, by its very design, difficult. There are hurdles that must be overcome at every step of the way as the researcher actively searches for ways that their study could be invalidated. But, in the end, the goal of every study remains the same: to ask a question and to be able to arrive at a definitive answer; or, at the very least, ...

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IVC Filter Implantation Process Could Be Flawed from the Start

ivc filters may be flawed from the point of implantationThe Cleveland Clinic has issued a report on a recent national cohort study that details a dramatic rise in the use of IVC filters since 1999. The study focuses on Medicare beneficiaries discharged with pulmonary embolism, and suggests that doctors have found the devices to be “more palatable” because most models manufactured today can be removed.

However, the report also acknowledges a major flaw in how ...

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