Posts Tagged 'ivc filter lawsuit'

Study: IVC Filters Do Not Confer Survival Benefit to Trauma Patients

ivc filters give no benefit to trauma patientsA new study in the Annals of Surgery found that preventative, or prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filters, also known as IVC filters, had no effect on the survival rate of trauma patients, and were in fact associated with an increase in deep vein thrombosis. The study adds yet more fuel to the legal fire raging over the controversial medical devices.

IVC filters are small, spider-like ...

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit Trials Expected to Begin in Late 2016

ivc filter lawsuits scheduled for 2016Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has set a goal to begin trying federal Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits by September 2016. In a recent case management order, Judge Young requested that the plaintiffs and defendants each choose five exemplary cases for bellwether IVC trial. The lists of cases have been submitted; now both sides in the multidistrict litigation will ...

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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 ...

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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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