Bard IVC Filter Update
Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 2:45 pm
Over 1,500 cases filed in Bard IVC Filter MDL in Phoenix, AZ, before Honorable David G. Campbell. The filters alleged to have caused injury are Bard’s “optional” filters – i.e. those that Bard has represented to be removable after the risk of pulmonary embolism has passed – the Recovery, G2, G2X, Eclipse, Meridian and Denali filters.
The parties are currently working through general and case specific (trial pick or “bellwether” selections) discovery, with the first bellwether case to be tried in the fall of this year.
The MDL plaintiffs are also seeking certification of a medical monitoring class action with the goal of requiring Bard to establish and pay for a protocol to monitor patients who received optional filters that, due to incorporation into the body, cannot be removed despite no longer being needed.
The trial of the first Bard state court case (non-MDL case) since the MDL was created is the Austin v. Bard, et al matter, pending in Broward County, Florida. The trial is scheduled for March. The case involves allegations of serious complications from a G2 filter, requiring an open procedure for removal.
The Alabama-based law firm of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP has experience with IVC filter defective medical device cases and all forms of medical malpractice. We help clients nationwide determine if they have a claim against IVC filter manufacturers.
The time you have to protect your rights is limited. Please contact our office to speak with one of our Alabama IVC filter attorneys today at (205) 324-1212.