On August 17, 2015, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a transfer order directing that all Bard Recovery IVC filter lawsuits and all Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system be centralized for pretrial proceedings before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell in Arizona. At the time, there were about two dozen cases pending in U.S. District Courts nationwide.
As part of the coordinated pretrial proceedings in the Bard IVC litigation, it is expected that a small group of cases will be prepared for early trial dates. Known as “bellwether” cases, the outcomes of which are expected to help the parties gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that may be repeated throughout the litigation.
Placement of IVC Filter
Inferior vena cava filters (“IVC Filters”) are medical devices that are implanted inside a patients vena cava vein to prevent blood clots from traveling and blocking the pulmonary arteries in the lung. If you have been deemed at risk for Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) due to vascular disease, stroke, heart attack, obesity, trauma to the legs, a fractured pelvis, fractured bones in the legs, abdominal or joint surgery, joint replacements, lung conditions, COPD or any condition you may have had IVC filter implanted to prevent DVT/ PE.
SAMMONS & BERRY, P.C., represents individuals and their families who have been injured by IVC filters ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals are experienced in evaluating, investigating, negotiating and trying these difficult cases. If you believe you or a family member have been injured as a result of an IVC Filter – call or email us for a FREE case evaluation. All cases are taken on a contingent fee basis, meaning if we do not collect anything, you do not owe us anything. Our team of experienced attorneys will review the facts in your case and answer any questions you may have.