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Firefighter awarded $1.2 million for IVC filter injuries

A firefighter who sued Cook Inc., over claims that its blood clot-catching device malfunctioned inside his body and perforated his heart and intestines was awarded $1.2 million by a Texas jury, after jurors found that Cook didn’t properly warn doctors about the device’s risks. Jeff Pavlock was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter in March 2015. The tiny, cage-like device is implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein that delivers deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. IVC filters are intended to catch blood clots before they reach the heart and then lungs, which can ... Read More

Boston Scientific faces IVC filter injury lawsuit

A lawsuit alleging Boston Scientific didn’t adequately warn a man that its blood clot catching device could perforate a major vein in his body will move forward, an Illinois federal judge ruled. Willie Tyler filed a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer alleging the company’s Greenfield IVC filter carried dangerous side effects. IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. The device is intended to catch blood clots before they reach the heart, which can lead to complications including pulmonary ... Read More

Bard seeks new trial after $3.6 million verdict in IVC filter case

C.R. Bard asked an Arizona federal court for a new trial after being slapped with a $3.6 million verdict in a case brought by a woman who claimed the company’s blood clot-catching device was defective and caused her serious injuries. The medical device company argued that the jury’s findings were “inconsistent” and relied on weak evidence. Plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker’s case was the first bellwether case to go to trial among thousands pending in a multidistrict litigation accusing Bard’s IVC filters of fracturing and migrating inside a patient’s body causing serious and life threatening injuries. IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices ... Read More

IVC filter victim sues Cook Medical over injuries

Kyle Blithe was 49 in August 2009 when she was implanted with a Cook Celect blood clot catching device to prevent another blood clot from reaching her lungs, a condition called pulmonary embolism. She could never have expected the device to fracture inside her body and cause further trauma. Cook Medical’s Cook Celect is an IVC filter, a tiny metal device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein inside the body that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. It is designed to catch blood clots that form in the legs, called deep ... Read More

Jury enters deliberations in first Bard IVC filter trial

Jury deliberations have begun in the first bellwether trial in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against C.R. Bard over claims that its blood clot-catching device fractured and migrated inside a patient’s body causing serious and life threatening injuries. Plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker was 37 when she was implanted with Bard’s G2 IVC filter to protect her from pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lungs. The G2 is a small cage-like device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava, a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities. It is designed to capture blood clots before they reach the ... Read More

Last witness testifies in Bard IVC filter trial

The last witness took the stand in a bellwether trial accusing C.R. Bard Inc., of selling a blood clot-catching medical device it knew was defective and capable of seriously injuring people. Chad Modra, a former quality-assurance exective at Bard Peripheral Vascular (BPV) and current Staff Vice President of Operations at Bard, defended his company’s internal complaint-receiving procedures and agreed with defense attorneys that Bard’s methods for handling safety data were “highly regulated by the FDA.” But when plaintiffs attorneys asked about a warning letter BPV received in July 2015, Modra said his team considered the issues raised in the letter ... Read More

Cook fights second IVC filter lawsuit

Arthur Gage waited too long to sue Cook Medical Inc., over claims that the company’s blood clot-catching device caused him serious injuries, according to Law360. Gage sued the company in 2014, but an Indiana federal judge ruled that he should have filed within a year and a day of the product’s delivery in 2011. Gage’s case was the second bellwether in a multidistrict litigation accusing Cook Medical’s IVC filters of causing injuries. IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the ... Read More

First Bard IVC filter trial to begin March 13

The first bellwether case among more than 3,500 against C.R. Bard over alleged injuries caused by its blood clot catching device is scheduled to go to trial March 13 in the U.S. District Court in the District of Arizona. The case is one of five selected as a bellweathers, or cases to help provide both parties information as to the validity of the claims, and could help set the stage for global settlement negotiations. The first trial involves the case of Sherr-Una Booker. Bard is one of the largest manufacturers of IVC filters, small, cage-like devices that are implanted into ... Read More

Blood clot-catching IVC filter blamed for causing internal injuries

Letitia Perry-O’Farrow was 43 in July 2010 when she elected to undergo bariatric surgery. But a procedure to protect her against life-threatening blood clots before she underwent surgery is blamed for her suffering serious complications. Prior to undergoing the weight loss surgery, Perry-O’Farrow was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter. The tiny cage-like device is implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. The device is intended to catch blood clots from the lower part of the body before they reach the heart and lungs, where ... Read More

NJ man sues Bard claiming IVC filter fault

Saad S., from New Jersey, is suing C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc., over claims that the companies’ blood clot device, called a Meridian IVC filter, was defective and caused him serious injuries. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Arizona. IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava, or IVC, a large vein that delivers deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart and lungs. The filter is intended to catch blood clots traveling from the legs and lower body before they reach the heart or lungs, where ... Read More