Posts Tagged 'bard'

Bard Faces First Mesh Trial in New Jersey

New Jersey Bard mesh case set to beginThe first transvaginal mesh case that Bard will face in New Jersey is set to kick off as jury selection began earlier this month. The plaintiff in the case claims that two of Bard’s products, the Avaulta and the Align transvaginal mesh devices, were defective and caused her significant injuries and have left her with lifelong chronic pain. According to courtroom blog CVN, she also claims ...

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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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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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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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Overused and Easily Forgotten – The Threats of IVC Filters

threats loom large for IVC filter patientsWhen a patient is implanted with an IVC filter, they may not know it but a clock starts. Small, brittle, and with a long history of faults, the risks of injury posed by some filters start to accumulate within days of the implantation. And, perhaps unbeknownst to the patient, the longer the device stays in place, the greater the chance becomes that those risks turn into actual medical issues and ...

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