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Women sues IVC filter maker alleging serious injuries

A Massachusetts woman is suing Argon Medical Devices and Rex Medical over claims the companies’ blood clot-catching device became embedded in her body, causing her serious injuries. Julie M. filed the lawsuit earlier this month claiming that she had been implanted with the companies’ Option ELITE Retrievable IVC filter and suffered injuries. The cage-like device was inserted into her inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that delivers deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart and lungs. The device is designed as a short-term treatment to capture blood clots that form in the legs before they travel to the ... Read More

Indiana man sues Cook Medical over IVC filter injuries

An Indiana man is suing Cook Medical alleging the company’s blood clot-catching device, called a Celect IVC Filter, was defective because it was supposed to be retrievable but doctors were unable to remove the device because it became embedded in his body. His lawsuit was filed in the Marion County Superior Court in Indiana. An IVC filter is a cage-like device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC), which is a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. The filter is designed to capture blood clots before they travel to the heart ... Read More

Woman sues hernia mesh manufacturer

A Pennsylvania woman is suing medical C.R. Bard its subsidiary Davol Inc., accusing the company of marketing defective hernia mesh that she alleges caused her serious injuries. Caroline Ideluca filed her lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She says she underwent hernia surgery in 2003 during which she was implanted with Marlex Mesh, a product manufactured by C.R. Bard’s Davol Inc. She claims that because the device was defective, it caused injuries that required corrective surgeries. Ideluca claims that C.R. Bard and Davol Inc., were negligent by failing to design the mesh and then ... Read More

Bard fails to disqualify expert witnesses in upcoming IVC filter trial

Medical device company C.R. Bard failed to disqualify all but one expert witness for the first bellwether trial it faces regarding serious risks associated with its blood clot-catching implant. Bard is being sued for not warning that its IVC filters are more dangerous than other filters due to design and manufacturing defects. Bard filters targeted by the litigation include the Bard G2 filter, Bard Recovery filter, and the Bard G2 Express filter. 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

Bard faces first IVC bellwether trial in March

The first bellwether trial among thousands pending in a multidistrict litigation centralized in the U.S. District Court of Arizona blaming C.R. Bard’s blood clot catching device for serious injuries and death is scheduled to begin March 14, 2018, before U.S. District Judge Daivd G. Campbell. The lawsuits allege that C.R. Bard failed to warn doctors or patients about dangerous side effects associated with its IVC filters, small, 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 heart. They are designed to capture blood clots before ... Read More

Woman sues Cook Medical over alleged IVC filter injuries

Ginger Sumner filed a lawsuit against Cook Medical alleging the company’s implantable blood clot filter perforated her internal organs, fractured inside her body, embolized in her lung, and parts of it sill remain lodged in her lung and spine. Sumner has a blood clotting disorder called protein S deficiency, which makes her more susceptible to blood clots, especially those in the deep veins of her legs. When her anticoagulant therapy proved unsuccessful at treating her deep vein thrombosis, she was implanted with a Cook Celect Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter in July 2010. She was 52 at the time. An ... Read More

Bard tries to seal documents related to IVC filter lawsuit

Medical device maker C.R. Bard filed a request with the U.S. District Court of Arizona asking Judge David Campbell to seal several internal documents, although plaintiffs’ attorneys say the documents do not contain so-called secrets about the company’s inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. The company is facing more than 3,000 lawsuits over alleged defective design of the blood clot catcher and inadequate warnings or potentially life threatening risks. Plaintiffs shot back, asking the federal judge to deny Bard’s request, arguing the company failed to present “compelling reasons” to withhold the documents from public record. IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices ... Read More

Hernia Mesh Blamed for Injuries and Excruciating Pain

Physiomesh, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, isn’t the only hernia mesh currently under fire for its allegedly defective design. The Ventralex ST Mesh, made by C.R. Bard and Davol, Inc., is getting its fair share of criticism, with similar claims of pain and infection as its sister product, Physiomesh. Richard Stipelcovich of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, was implanted with a Ventralex ST Mesh to treat an incarcerated umbilical hernia on Oct. 4, 2016, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. The surgeon was Dr. James E. Brown, who trusted Bard’s product to be as safe as it claimed to be. Following the placement ... Read More

Lawsuit alleges Meridian IVC Filter defects

A Kansas woman has filed a lawsuit against C.R. Bard claiming her IVC filter was defective, resulting in injury, the Daily Hornet reports. Cheri Ann W. was implanted with a Meridian retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by C.R. Bard on July 8, 2014, at a hospital in Kansas with the intention of preventing pulmonary embolism, a deadly condition in which blood clots become lodged in the lungs. Some IVC filters are meant to be permanent, while others are designed to be retrievable after the danger of blood clots has passed. Retrievable IVC filters are devices that resemble a spider, with a hook at ... Read More

IVC Filter Lawsuits Against Cook Medical, C.R. Bard exceed 3,700

Cook Medical and C.R. Bard are now facing more than 3,700 lawsuits regarding injuries allegedly related to their IVC filters, Mass Tort Nexus reports. An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a device implanted into the vena cava, the largest vein in the body, and is designed to catch blood clots in its spider-like legs. The purpose is to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE), a life-threatening condition in which blood clots enter the heart or lungs. IVC filters designed for long-term use were used for years with few reported problems. However, when retrievable IVC filters were introduced into the market, the rate ... Read More