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Alabama Man Files IVC Filter Lawsuit Against C.R. Bard

Kyler K., an Alabama resident, has joined more than 1,400 others in a lawsuit against C.R. Bard for problems allegedly tied to the company’s inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, which his lawsuit says failed. Kyler was implanted with a Meridian IVC filter on April 23, 2013. This model is a fifth generation temporary design that was approved for sale in 2011. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that temporary, or retrievable, IVC filters be removed between 29 and 54 days.. However, in many cases, if the filter has migrated or perforated the vein, the device is rendered impossible to retrieve. The risk of injury ... Read More

Study Estimated 40 percent of Bard’s Meridian IVC Filters Would Fracture Within 5.5 Years

It’s been a little more than a year since the multidistrict litigation (MDL) was created surrounding complaints about C.R. Bard‘s IVC filters, and already more than 1,000 actions have been filed. The litigation has been consolidated in Arizona federal court before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. The Meridian model IVC filter is no longer manufactured or sold in the U.S., but lawsuits continue to pile up against the device manufacturer for IVC filters alleging the same issues. The suits against Bard claim that the company knew, or should have known, about the devices’ alleged defects, including the tendency to fracture, ... Read More

Jury awards athlete’s family $131 million for defective seat belt, rollover

Nearly ten years after the death of 22-year-old Brian Cole, whose life was cut short when he was thrown from a 2001 Ford Explorer in an accident, a Mississippi jury has awarded the man’s family $131 million in damages. The verdict is the largest award ever against Ford Motor Co. in a lawsuit involving a Ford SUV. Cole was a former Meridian High School standout and top New York Mets baseball prospect when he was killed on March 31, 2001. According to the plaintiffs’ lawsuit, Cole was driving home to Mississippi on I-10 after spring training in Port St. Lucie, ... Read More