IVC Filter Failure

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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IVC Filter Cases Consolidated in MDL; Lopez McHugh Taking Referrals

nbc news featuring lopez mchugh bard ivc filter client dodi froehlichA year-long investigation by NBC Nightly News has raised serious questions about why medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. continued to sell and market its inferior vena cava (IVC) filters even after it seems to have become aware that its filters were failing and causing death and other serious injuries at rates significantly higher than other similar devices.

NBC’s two-part investigative piece, which aired earlier this ...

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NBC News Highlights Risks Posed by Bard ‘Recovery’ IVC Filters; Interviews Lopez McHugh Plaintiff

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A year-long investigation by NBC Nightly News has raised serious questions about why medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. continued to sell and market its inferior vena cava (IVC) filters even after it became aware that its filters were failing and causing death and other serious injuries at rates significantly higher than other similar devices.

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Bard IVC Filter Plaintiffs to Seek Information on Safety Violations

As noted in the recent MDL transfer order, plaintiffs in Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits are planning to seek more information about safety violations identified at two Bard facilities. Bard IVC filter plaintiffs hope the streamlined multidistrict litigation discovery process will aid in them getting information about these violations.

Bard is the country’s foremost producer of retrievable IVC filters—small, cage-like devices that are implanted into the vena cava to catch blood clots before they reach the ...

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Arizona MDL

bard ivc filter lawsuits to be consolidated into multidistrict litigationThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided on earlier this month to centralize 22 Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Lopez McHugh co-founder Ramon Rossi Lopez appeared last month when the Panel heard arguments in favor of centralization. Plaintiffs in Bard IVC filter lawsuits are expected to benefit from the Panel’s decision, which should lead ...

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