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Cook IVC Filter Trial Results in $1 Million Verdict

cook IVC filter trial leads to million dollar verdictA Houston jury awarded a plaintiff $1.2 million in a suit brought as a result of the failure of a Cook Medical “Celect” series IVC filter. This is the third trial the company has faced over allegations that the devices are prone to migration, breakage, and perforation of vital tissues and organs.

IVC filters are small, spider-like devices that are placed in the inferior vena cava. ...

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Georgia Bellwether IVC Filter Case Results in Win for Bard

bard wins Georgia ivc filter caseAs over 3,000 Bard IVC filter failure lawsuits await trial, one of the cases chosen as a model and indicator for the direction of the others has resulted in a defeat for the plaintiff. Savannah, Georgia resident Doris Jones’ case was, along with four others, to serve as a bellwether trial to help both sides determine proper terms for a settlement. And while the first case in that ...

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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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New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in California

new ivc filter lawsuits filed in CaliforniaJohnson & Johnson subsidiary company Cordis Corporation was sued by seven new plaintiffs represented by Lopez McHugh attorneys in California this month over claims that their TrapEase and OptEase IVC filter devices were faulty and led to serious injuries and a fatality.

IVC filters are small wire devices that resemble a spider. Placed within the inferior vena cava, the wire fingers of the device are designed to ...

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New Research Shows High Degree of Overuse of IVC Filters in United States

ivc filters overused in united statesNew research has emerged detailing what appears to be a significant over-reliance on IVC filters by the medical community in the United States. The study was led by Dr. Riyaz Bashir of Temple University and Temple University Hospital, and found that more than one million IVC filters had been placed in patients over a ten year period.

That total accounts for an increase of IVC filter implants of roughly ...

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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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