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Leadership Roles Sought in Bard IVC Filter MDL

Several attorneys who are representing plaintiffs in the Bard IVC filter multidistrict litigation (MDL) have applied for leadership roles, which would give them various responsibilities during the coordinated pretrial proceedings. Plaintiffs with cases pending in the MDL against C.R. Bard claim that the implanted medical devices can cause serious damages... Read more »

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 »

Plaintiff Sues Over Failed Durom Cup Hip Implant

Hip replacement Complications
Plaintiff Wendy Huston has suffered debilitating injuries and financial losses that she claims are a direct and proximate result of being implanted with the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement. She is now suing the manufacturer on counts of intentional misrepresentation, negligence, constructive fraud, manufacturing defect, unjust enrichment and failure to... 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 »

Couple Demands Punitive Damages for Stryker Hip Problems

With their lawsuit, Charles Dowdy III and Erica Dowdy of New Mexico are demanding that Stryker Orthopaedics be held liable for damages arising from the allegedly defective hip implant, the Stryker Rejuvenate ABG II device. The plaintiffs are demanding punitive damages arguing that the defendants’ actions were “willful, wanton, reckless, fraudulent,... Read more »

Mirena Perforation Led to Sepsis, Claims California Plaintiff

Uterine perforation
A California woman is suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after allegedly suffering permanent injuries from the company’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Plaintiff Zabrinah Brown claims that after just one year of receiving the popular birth control device at a Kaiser Santa Clara office in 2014, the Mirena spontaneously migrated, causing a... Read more »