IVC Filter Failure

Nevada Court Denies Bard’s Request to Seal IVC Filter Lawsuit Files

Bard loses request to keep IVC records sealedThe U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has denied a motion by C. R. Bard, Inc., to seal court files relating to a Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit.

Although Bard has settled a few IVC filter lawsuits, it has also attempted to win at trial. In the second Bard lawsuit to go to trial, Lopez McHugh attorneys, including partner Ramon Rossi Lopez, put on extensive continue reading...

Study: Perforation the Rule, Not the Exception for Longer-Indwelling Cook IVC Filters

long term ivc filter use shown to lead to perforationA study published in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology has turned up startlingly high rates of vena caval perforation by Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

IVC filters are a type of medical implant designed to prevent blood clots from forming in and traveling throughout the body, thus reducing the incidence of strokes and other life-threatening events. IVC filters have grown in popularity ...

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What You Should Know about Cook IVC Filters

cook ivc filters shown to pose risk of perforationInferior vena cava (IVC) filters have long been known to pose serious health risks. The devices, which are intended to prevent blood clots from forming in and traveling through the body, have on many occasions been observed to cause more harm than good. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert warning about the dangers of long-term IVC filter use. The ...

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Southern Indiana MDL

ivc filter lawsuit cases consolidated into multidistrict litigationThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ruled to consolidate all pending federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. At the time of its filing, the litigation included 27 Cook IVC filter lawsuits pending in eleven districts. Since then, the case count has risen to approximately 100.

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Plaintiffs File Motion to Consolidate Bard IVC Lawsuits

ivc filter lawsuits consolidated against manufacturersPlaintiffs in Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits have filed a motion to consolidate their cases before a single judge in a multidistrict litigation. A group of plaintiffs appeared before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, requesting coordinated pretrial proceedings in Texas or Nevada for at least 25 Bard IVC filter lawsuits in 22 federal jurisdictions. Hundreds of additional lawsuits are expected to be filed in the coming months.

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Lopez McHugh IVC Trial Ends With Settlement

On January 26, 2015, Lopez McHugh represented a plaintiff in the second lawsuit in the nation to proceed to trial against Bard for its defective inferior vena cava filters. Ramon Rossi Lopez was lead trial counsel in the case, which involved a Recovery Filter that migrated to and punctured a hole in the plaintiff’s heart, leading to emergency open heart surgery. After 11 days of trial, Bard made a confidential settlement offer, which was accepted ...

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