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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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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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Judicial Panel to Decide on Bard IVC Filter MDL

bard ivc filter lawsuits may consolidate under mdlThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is expected to decide soon on whether to centralize lawsuits filed against C. R. Bard over its allegedly defective inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Plaintiffs in Bard IVC filter lawsuits filed for centralization back in May, requesting that at least 25 IVC filter lawsuits in 22 federal jurisdictions be brought before a single judge. On July 30, the Judicial Panel convened ...

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IVC Maker Committed Quality System Violations

bard found to have committed quality violationsA recent letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals that IVC maker C. R. Bard committed several quality system violations at its facilities in Queensbury, New York, and Tempe, Arizona. According to the FDA, Bard failed to “establish and maintain procedures for receiving, reviewing, and evaluating complaints as required by [law].” The agency cites several instances in which Bard’s quality system did not ensure adequate evaluation of ...

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