IVC Filter Failure

Woman Says Bard IVC Filter Strut Broke Off, Became Lodged in Back

bard ivc filter lawsuit filed in missouriA Missouri woman has filed a Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit alleging that part of the company’s G2 filter broke off and became lodged in her back. The new case will join more than 60 federal Bard IVC filter lawsuits pending in a multidistrict litigation in Arizona.

IVC filters are small, spider-shaped devices inserted into the vena cava to catch or break up blood clots before they gather ...

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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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Study: IVC Filters Do Not Confer Survival Benefit to Trauma Patients

ivc filters give no benefit to trauma patientsA new study in the Annals of Surgery found that preventative, or prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filters, also known as IVC filters, had no effect on the survival rate of trauma patients, and were in fact associated with an increase in deep vein thrombosis. The study adds yet more fuel to the legal fire raging over the controversial medical devices.

IVC filters are small, spider-like objects inserted ...

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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...

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