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Jul 23, 2019

CBS 11 I-Team speaks with Martin Baughman Law Firm over KCS Railway Negligence in Railroad Crossing Death.

Brian New of CBS I-Team spoke with attorneys Laura Baughman and Ben Martin regarding the neglect and liability of Kansas City Southern Railway in the death of Sue Rigsby, who died after a train collided with her vehicle at a railroad crossing in Campbell, Texas. It has been more than four years since the substandard…

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Jun 24, 2019

Martin Baughman Officially Launched, Joining Two Lawyers Known for Beating Big Corporations

Nationally renowned attorneys Ben C. Martin and Laura J. Baughman have joined forces to form Martin Baughman. The new firm was officially launched on June 13th at an enthusiastically attended rollout celebration. “This is a powerful combination, especially for our clients,” says Ben C. Martin. “We are known for taking on big companies on behalf…

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Jun 10, 2019

Martin Baughman Receives an Unprecedented Verdict in Railroad Crossing Death Case

Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2019. A Dallas, Texas jury has found the Kansas City Southern Railway liable for the death of Ladonna Sue Rigsby, who died after a train collided with her vehicle at a railroad crossing in Campbell, Texas in Hunt County, just northeast of Dallas. Ms. Rigsby, of Greenville, Texas, was operating her…

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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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