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Mar 11, 2019

Lead Counsel Ben C. Martin Secures Ground-breaking $3 million Verdict in IVC Filter Bellwether Trial

Just before midnight on February 1, after deliberating for over 10 hours, an Indianapolis jury found that the design of Cook Medical’s Celect IVC filter is defective and awarded the Law Offices of Ben C. Martin’s client Tonya Brand $3 million in compensatory damages.  The verdict represents at least two firsts: it is the largest…

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Aug 3, 2015

FDA Issues Warning Letter to C.R. Bard Regarding IVC Filter Retrieval Device Violations

The FDA sent a warning letter to Bard regarding the device it manufactures and markets, and in particular, the Recovery Cone Removal System that is used to retrieve the company’s “optional” G2 IVC filters from the human body. C.R. Bard, Inc. has been making these filters, and others with a similar purpose, to prevent deep…

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Aug 3, 2015

FDA Issues Update to Initial Medwatch Safety Communication

On May of 2014, the FDA issued an update to its first Medwatch safety communication regarding IVC filter complications. The first safety communication dealing with these devices, which are small umbrella or cone-shaped metallic devices implanted in the inferior vena cava to capture blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism (PE), detailed many complications associated…

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Aug 3, 2015

FDA Issues Medwatch Safety Communication Regarding IVC Filter Complication

In August of 2010, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Medwatch Safety Communication that discussed issues with inferior vena cava filters. The release was intended for doctors, interventional radiologists and cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and other medical professionals who deal with vena cava filters. Initially, the update discussed the purpose for these filters,…

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Aug 3, 2015

Hearing for Centralization of IVC Filter Litigation

On July 30, 2015, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is scheduled to begin hearing arguments regarding the centralization of IVC filter complications lawsuits against pharmaceutical company C.R. Bard, Inc. Earlier this year, lawsuits filed against another medical device manufacturer, Cook Medical, was centralized by the JPML. The devices in question – called inferior…

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Aug 3, 2015

Judge Denies Bard’s Motion to Seal Documents

There are an increasing number of suits being filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. regarding their G2 Vena Cava Filters and Recovery Vena Cava Filters. As part of many of these lawsuits, a report that was generated by a doctor who worked with Bard – as well as other information – was provided to plaintiffs and…

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Aug 3, 2015

Problems With Transvaginal Surgical Mesh

Transvaginal surgical mesh procedures have become problematic. These procedures include implanting a synthetic or biological material in order to repair weakened or damaged tissue and organs, often in a woman’s pelvic area. The diagnosis is typically referred to as pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”), or stress urinary incontinence (“SUI”). In 2008, the FDA issued a Public…

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May 5, 2015

Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Medication

Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a medication used to treat blood clots from forming within the lungs. From a medical standpoint, it is categorized as an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, which has the purpose of thinning the blood in order to prevent dangerous blood clogging. Xarelto medication also has been commonly prescribed to stop deep vein thrombosis…

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May 5, 2015

What is The Anticoagulant Xarelto?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is part of a new generation of anticoagulants that are more commonly referred to as blood thinners. Anticoagulants are used to stop harmful blood clots that can obstruct the flow of blood to essential organs. Xarelto is supposed to do that – act as a new type of oral anticoagulant that is prescribed…

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May 5, 2015

What is A Vena Cava Filter?

A Vena Cava Filter – also called an Inferior Vena Cava Filter – is a small cone-shaped wire-type medical device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava, slightly below the kidneys. IVC Filters are developed in order to capture blood clots that have moved from the lower extremities, such as the deep veins in…

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