Posts Tagged 'bard'

What’s the Latest in IVC Filter Litigation?

ivc filter lawsuit updateThe past month has brought a flurry of activity in the litigation surrounding IVC filters, and particularly those filters made by medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard.

Thousands of lawsuits claim the devices, which are designed to catch clots in the bloodstream before they can make their way to the patient’s heart or lungs, are faulty in both their design and their function. The suits claim a litany of injuries including migration of the device ...

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UPDATE: New Jersey Bard Mesh Trial Ends in $68 Million Awarded in Damages

New Jersey bard mesh lawsuit ends in 68 million dollar verdictBard’s first pelvic mesh implant trial in New Jersey ended with a combined $33 million awarded in compensatory damages to the plaintiff and her husband when it concluded that two of the company’s mesh devices were defectively designed. That award more than doubled shortly after when the jury tacked on an additional $35 million in punitive damages in the case.

Plaintiff Mary McGinnis had ...

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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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