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Aug 2, 2021

Dallas Morning News Highlights Martin Baughman’s String of IVC Filter Jury Verdicts

Dallas Morning News reporter Marin Wolf recently highlighted the Martin Baughman trial team’s string of four jury verdicts across the country on behalf of individuals injured by defective IVC blood filters. In “Dallas law firm’s combined verdicts top $7 million in series of blood clot filter lawsuits,” Wolf describes how the firm embarked on a…

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Jul 23, 2021

4th Successful IVC Filter Verdict for Martin Baughman Awards Plaintiff $386,250

A federal jury on July 21, 2021 found that C.R. Bard Inc.’s IVC blood clot filters were defective once again. This will be the fourth successful verdict against Bard for trial lawyers at Dallas-based Martin Baughman PLLC. The jury awarded the plaintiff, Debra Branch, $386,250, bringing the combined total of $7 million in winnings for…

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Jun 19, 2021

Verdict of $3.3 Million for Plaintiff Against Bard in IVC Filter Case

For the third time in less than five weeks, Bard has been hit with a verdict in an IVC filter case. Ben C. Martin of Martin Baughman, Dallas, Texas, reports that the verdict, rendered today in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin, occurred after three days of jury deliberation. The unanimous jury of seven found in…

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Jun 1, 2021

Federal Dallas Jury Awards Plaintiff $2.55 million in Bard IVC Filter Case

On Friday May 28, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas, awarded $2.55M to a plaintiff against CR Bard Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc., manufacturers of the Bard IVC filter line of medical devices. The plaintiff, Shanequeia Marie Wright, was represented by Laura J. Baughman and Ben C. Martin of Martin Baughman PLLC. Wright was…

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May 30, 2021

Martin Baughman Secures $926,000 Verdict for Oregon Plaintiff in IVC Filter Case

On May 14, 2021 a plaintiff of Portland, Oregon was awarded $926,000 in damages by a federal jury for injuries he sustained as a result of C.R. Bard’s negligence. The judgement for Justin Peterson represents the 2nd such verdict against Bard, in which jurors found negligence in design and failure to warn doctors. Peterson, 39,…

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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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