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February 18, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Phoenix, AZ: With the scheduled start of the first Bard IVC filter bellwether trial set for next month, all eyes will be on the outcome to gauge how the remaining bellwether cases might fare, and ultimately what general direction the remaining 3,500 cases in C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation may wind up taking.Read [ First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuit Gearing Up for March ]
January 17, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Phoenix, AZ: The first Bard IVC Filters bellwether case begins on March 14 in Phoenix before U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. The three-week jury trial--Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474)-- involves tilt, migration, fracture and perforation with serious injuries. The Plaintiffs claim that due to manufacturing and design defects, Bard filters are more dangerous than other IVC filters, and that Bard failed to warn about the higher risks.Read [ The First Bard IVC Filter Jury Trial and Expert Witness Testimony ]
December 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Cook IVC filter manufactured by Cook Medical and identified as the Cook Gunther Tulip Filter System achieved formal approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003, it was approved under an FDA 510(k) Clearance designation – a shortcut to the approvals process that continues to generate a fair bit of controversy. Advocates say the fast-track process allows the introduction of promising medical devices to the marketplace sooner. Critics, however note that medical devices such as the inferior vena cava filter are plugged into the market and used on patients without thorough testing.Read [ Cook Celect Filters Approved Through FDA Shortcut Protocol ]
November 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: Does a win by Cook Medical in a recent bellwether IVC filter lawsuit, together with the release of a study suggesting that IVC filter use is beginning to trend downwards after thirty years of growth, point to the beginning of a sea change for the inferior vena cava filter industry, and IVC filter patients?Read [ Study Suggests IVC Filter Use is on the Decline, But Problems Remain ]
November 10, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: While we wait for the bellwether trials to proceed in the Cook IVC Filter Litigation MDL and the Bard IVC Filters MDL, maybe it’s time to have a conversation about root causes. How did we end up in late 2017 with more than 2,000 pending IVC filter lawsuits? One thing these IVC filter injury cases have in common is this: the medical devices were approved under a fast-track Federal Drug Administration process, known as 510(k) Clearance. Is the process flawed?Read [ Did FDA Fast-Track Contribute to IVC Filter Injuries? ]
October 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Indianapolis, IN: One of the manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters facing lawsuits is Cook Medical, the enterprise behind the Cook Celect line of IVC filters. The devices are placed into the inferior vena cava, the primary artery returning deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities up to the heart and lungs. The devices by Cook and other manufacturers have been known to fracture, or become dislodged and drift towards vital organs. Designed to be removed, they often can’t. One Cook Celect IVC filter lawsuit filed last April alleges negligence and a defective design.Read [ Cook Celect IVC Filters Approved Through FDA Fast Track Approval Process ]
October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Indianapolis, IN: On October 23, 2017, Hill v. Cook Medical, Inc., et al, 1:14-cv-6016 will go to trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. This will be the first of three IVC filter lawsuits to be heard in the brewing multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Cook Medical, Inc. That MDL now includes approximately 1,900 individual lawsuits. Although the outcome of the Hill bellwether lawsuit will not be binding in the other cases, IVC filter patients and their attorneys are paying close attention. The outcome will affect the settlement value of similar cases.Read [ Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial ]
September 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Denver, CO: We’re just beyond the second anniversary of the release, and publication of a study in August, 2015 that placed a particular focus on IVC filters manufactured by Cook Medical, and their Cook Celect IVC filter line. It should be noted that inferior vena cava filters made by other manufacturers have been similarly problematic and have suffered failures not unlike those of Cook Celect filters.Read [ Revisiting Study Finding Higher Perforation Rates for Cook Celect IVC Filter ]
August 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The idea behind the IVC filter may have been meritorious: for those patients at high risk for blood clot or pulmonary embolism, for whom blood thinners are either not appropriate or ineffective, a so-called ‘catcher’s mitt’ strategically placed within the inferior vena cava artery will entrap a blood clot migrating up from the lower extremities, preventing the clot from reaching the heart or lungs.Read [ The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? ]
July 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Frankfort, KY: An IVC filter lawsuit that was originally tossed out by a trial court due to the absence of an expert witness has survived after all, following a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that the trial court judge was too hasty in dismissing the lawsuit.Read [ Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed ]
- C.R. Bard Shares IVC Filter Lawsuit Update with SEC By Gordon Gibb (Jun-2-17)
- Health Canada Equally Concerned About IVC Filter Side Effects By Gordon Gibb (May-3-17)
- IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death By Gordon Gibb (Apr-12-17)
- Allegedly Defective IVC Filters Not a New Problem By Gordon Gibb (Mar-25-17)
- IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles” By Jane Mundy (Mar-15-17)
- IVC Filter Recipient Walking Time Bomb? By Jane Mundy (Feb-25-17)
- Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter By Gordon Gibb (Feb-19-17)
- Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body By Brenda Craig (Feb-16-17)
- New Study Suggests IVC Filters are Overused By Heidi Turner (Jan-30-17)
- The IVC Filter: Longer is not Always Better By Gordon Gibb (Jan-23-17)
- IVC Filters: Remove from Body and Market By Jane Mundy (Jan-12-17)
- “I Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb,” says IVC Filter Patient By Jane Mundy (Dec-31-16)
- C.R. Bard Reveals Latest Litigation Cases in SEC Filing By Gordon Gibb (Dec-22-16)
- Hope For Patients With IVC Filter? By Heidi Turner (Dec-5-16)
- More to IVC Filter Failure Than Meets the Eye By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-16)
- Patient Has IVC Filter Removed After 18 Years, Others Not So Lucky By Gordon Gibb (Nov-18-16)
- Patient With IVC Filter Gets Good News By Heidi Turner (Nov-7-16)
- IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuits Still a Year Away, Cases Could Increase in Meantime By Gordon Gibb (Oct-30-16)
- IVC Filters a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ for Canadian Patients By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-16)
- Study: IVC Filters Don't Save Trauma Lives By Heidi Turner (Oct-12-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Filtering In By Gordon Gibb (Sep-26-16)
- Plaintiffs Await IVC Filter Bellwether Trials By Heidi Turner (Sep-22-16)
- IVC Filters: There is no Standardization of Care By Gordon Gibb (Sep-3-16)
- IVC Filter Bellwether Trials Set to Begin By Gordon Gibb (Aug-30-16)
- Health Canada Issues IVC Filter Warnings By Heidi Turner (Aug-13-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuit Plaintiffs Continue to Hammer Manufactures over Defective Products By Gordon Gibb (Jul-31-16)
- Multidistrict Litigations Involving IVC Filters Continue to Grow By Heidi Turner (Jul-19-16)
- IVC Filter Problems: Survivors Are Lucky… By Gordon Gibb (Jul-11-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits; Where Does the Fault Lie? By Heidi Turner (Jun-30-16)
- Retrievable IVC Filters Not Meant to Be Permanent By Gordon Gibb (Jun-19-16)
- IVC Multidistrict Litigation Moves Forward By Heidi Turner (Jun-11-16)
- Attorney Discusses IVC Blood Clot Filter Cases By Brenda Craig (May-27-16)
- More IVC Filter Plaintiffs Come Forward By Heidi Turner (May-22-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Piling Up Over Allegedly Flawed Device By Gordon Gibb (May-13-16)
- Are Inferior Vena Cava Filters Effective? By Heidi Turner (Apr-30-16)
- Does the IVC Filter Produce More Harm Than Benefit? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-21-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege Serious Defects By Heidi Turner (Apr-8-16)
- Fewer Than Ten Percent of Retrievable IVC Filters Are Successfully Harvested By Gordon Gibb (Mar-29-16)
- Canadian IVC Filter Class-Action Lawsuits Filed By Heidi Turner (Mar-24-16)
- Plaintiffs Allege IVC Filters Are Dangerous, Cannot Be Retrieved as Designed By Gordon Gibb (Mar-21-16)