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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 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

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

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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