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Cook IVC Filter Bellwether Trials Start in 2016

Bellwether selection has begun in the coordinated proceedings involving Cook vena cava filter lawsuits. Ten cases have been selected by representatives for the plaintiffs and the defendants, which will now go through case-specific discovery. Four of those cases will then be identified as bellwether trials, which are scheduled to begin... Read more »

Missouri Widow Claims Bard G2 IVC Filter is Defective

IVC filters are designed to catch blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs, and are indicated for patients who cannot tolerate blood thinning medications. The main purpose of this medical device is to prevent pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. Missouri resident Catherine Rowden claims that on September... Read more »

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated Into Federal MDL

IVC filters are designed to catch life-threatening blood clots before they cause a pulmonary embolism, but when implanted over the long-term, struts from the filter have been known to fracture, triggering serious complications or even death. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate at least... Read more »