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May 13, 2022

Martin Baughman Trial Lawyers Honored as National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Finalists

National award based on 2021 work in mass tort litigation DALLAS – Trial lawyers at Dallas-based Martin Baughman law firm have been named 2022 finalists for the National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers honors for mass tort litigation based on the firm’s string of jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals injured by defective…

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Apr 21, 2022

Trial Lawyers Ben Martin, Laura Baughman Named to D Magazine’s ‘Best’ List

Repeat honors for nationally respected pair for mass torts, multidistrict litigation DALLAS – When asked by D Magazine researchers to identify the very best trial lawyers in North Texas for mass torts and multidistrict litigation – the ones they’d turn to for their most important lawsuits – peer lawyers in Texas recommended courtroom veterans Ben…

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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 judgment 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 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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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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