IVC Filter Failure

Judge Denies Cook Motion to Delay Punitive Damages Jury Consideration

cook denied motion to delayAccording to Reuters, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, in which all federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits have been centralized, has refused the defendants’ request to delay discovery on punitive damages until after determination of any compensatory damages. Cook Medical had hoped to divide, or bifurcate, the IVC filter litigation into two separate and exclusive legal phases. But the Court rejected the defendants’ bid, citing a lack of ...

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Ramon Lopez Appointed to Leadership Position in Bard IVC Filter MDL

ramon lopez appointed to co-lead bard ivc filter mdlLopez McHugh co-founder and partner Ramon Rossi Lopez has been selected to help lead the newly established Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter MDL. In a recent case management order, U.S. District Judge David Campbell, who is presiding over the Arizona litigation, appointed 24 lawyers to a Plaintiffs Leadership Counsel. Along with another attorney, Lopez will co-lead the plaintiffs’ side of the case, while 22 other lawyers will ...

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit Trials Expected to Begin in Late 2016

ivc filter lawsuits scheduled for 2016Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has set a goal to begin trying federal Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits by September 2016. In a recent case management order, Judge Young requested that the plaintiffs and defendants each choose five exemplary cases for bellwether IVC trial. The lists of cases have been submitted; now both sides in the multidistrict litigation will ...

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in Georgia

bard ivc filter lawsuit filed in georgiaA Georgia couple has filed a C. R. Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit alleging the company’s G2 Filter System forced the wife to undergo emergency surgery when a piece of the device broke away and perforated a muscle in her heart.

Bard IVC filters—small, spider-shaped devices intended to capture blood clots before they reach vital organs and cause embolic events—gained national attention recently when an continue reading...

Bard IVC Filter MDL Status Conference Scheduled for October

bard ivc filter lawsuit mdl conference happening in octoberLawyers from Lopez McHugh and other firms representing Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter plaintiffs are scheduled to meet later this month for the first Bard IVC filter MDL status conference. U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, who has been assigned to the Arizona multidistrict litigation, will preside over the initial case management conference.

IVC filters are small, spider-shaped devices that are inserted into the vena cava to catch ...

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Bard Waited on 2004 Report Urging IVC Filter Investigation

bard waited ten months to pull recovery filterIn a recent story on Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, NBC News released a previously confidential report comparing the relative safety of Bard’s Recovery IVC filter with that of competing products. The report found that the Recovery filter posed a greater risk of filter fracture, device migration, and death than other retrievable and permanent IVC filters.

But what’s most surprising about this report is the date—December 2004. ...

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