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First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuit Gearing Up for March

First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuit Gearing Up for March 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.
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The First Bard IVC Filter Jury Trial and Expert Witness Testimony

The First Bard IVC Filter Jury Trial and Expert Witness Testimony 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.
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Medtronic SynchroMed Plaintiff Loses Case, But Will He Appeal?

Medtronic SynchroMed Plaintiff Loses Case, But Will He Appeal? November 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: A Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion pump lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who without doubt suffered as the result of an allegedly defective medical device, saw his case lost due to legal precedent and various legal roadblocks that preempted his claims and assertions under a Medical Device Amendment (MDA) to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
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Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed Among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny

Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed Among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny September 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The honeymoon the then-fresh Obama Administration was still largely enjoying in 2010 was nonetheless tainted two years into Barack Obama’s Presidency with revelations that hundreds of Americans supposedly had died due to malfunctioning infusion pumps. The Medtronic SynchroMed pump was among the plethora of infusion pumps that were coming under increased scrutiny by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the time.
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Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers

Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers August 23, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Las Vegas, NV: On Friday, August 18, 2017, attorneys for Karina Dorado, a young woman who suffered severe airbag injuries, filed suit in a Nevada state court. The case highlights the danger consumers face from replacement airbags. These are situations that slip through the cracks of massive airbag recall efforts and remain largely unaddressed by law.
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Unum Lawsuits Face SSDI Offset Snag

Unum Lawsuits Face SSDI Offset Snag August 13, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Phoenix, AZ: On August 7, 2017, a federal judge in Arizona denied a long term disability plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment based, roughly speaking, on the sheer worthlessness of his LTD ride, according to Lexis Legal News. The decision is more bad news for Unum lawsuit plaintiffs, who have long struggled with similar issues.
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Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says

Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says July 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tucson, AZ: Medtronic devices which have been around since 1988 and 1999 respectively have been the focus of much scrutiny in recent years, with the most recent concern landing earlier this year with a Class 1 recall related to software associated with the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump. A Class 1 recall, about which anyone considering a Medtronic SynchroMed recall lawsuit would appreciate knowing, is the most serious of the three recall classifications maintained by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies

Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies July 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Phoenix, AZ: Litigation surrounding the death of an underground pipe worker allegedly exposed to asbestos, demonstrates what often goes on behind the scenes that serves to shift the focus away from the victim, and onto defendants seeking to cover their financial losses. Many an asbestosis lawsuit has alleged failures on the part of employers and those responsible for work sites have resulted in unprotected exposure to asbestos, causing asbestosis disease, mesothelioma and other diseases associated with exposure to the deadly carcinogen.
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C.R. Bard Shares IVC Filter Lawsuit Update with SEC

C.R. Bard Shares IVC Filter Lawsuit Update with SEC June 2, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When it comes to assessing where a manufacturer is with pending litigation, there’s no better source than with the manufacturer itself. To that end, C.R. Bard released details concerning the current state of affairs over IVC filter lawsuits as part of its Form 10-K report that provides a snapshot of the company at the end of its fiscal year, December 31, 2016.
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INRatio Proposed Class Action Settled Before Alere Lawsuit Could Proceed

INRatio Proposed Class Action Settled Before Alere Lawsuit Could Proceed May 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Waltham, MA: An Alere lawsuit that had been proposed as a class action on behalf of litigants alleging injury from inaccurate readings from the INRatio blood monitoring device escaped trial when the parties involved agreed to a settlement at the eleventh hour. Briefings related to J.E. et al. v. Alere Inc. et al (Case No. 1:16-cv-11515, in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts), and motions of dismissal put forward by Alere Inc. had been duly submitted, but the judge in the case had yet to rule on them when the settlement was announced.
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