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IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuits Filed in Canada

IVC filters are designed to protect patients from life-threatening blood clots, but two recently filed class action lawsuits┬áin Canada claim the opposite. In January, Wendy Kopeck filed a $200 million class action lawsuit against Cook Medical after doctors deemed her IVC filter removal surgery too risky to perform back in... Read more »

IVC Filter Litigation Continues to Gain Steam

The wave of litigation concerning inferior vena cava filter devices shows no sign of slowing as claims continue to mount nationwide. Plaintiffs in increasing numbers are filing lawsuits in which it is alleged that the filters, designed to prevent the travel of dangerous blood clots within the body, are prone... Read more »

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 »

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 »