Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That IVC Filter Lawsuits Against C.R. Bard Have Been Consolidated In A Multidistrict Litigation

Jan 08, 2016, 06:30 ET from Seeger Weiss LLP

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that on August 17, 2015, the more than 50 IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard were consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the District of Arizona before Judge David Campbell. A Status hearing has also been scheduled to take place January 29, 2016. Other IVC filter lawsuits against another manufacturer, Cook Medical, were already consolidated in a MDL and assigned to Judge Richard Young in the Southern District of Indiana.

Meant to capture blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs, use of the IVC filters has been associated with certain adverse events. In a 2010 Safety Communication, the FDA noted that these events include: "device migration, filter fracture, embolization (movement of the entire filter or fracture fragments to the heart or lungs), perforation of the IVC, and difficulty removing the device." These sorts of events may be related to how long the IVC filter was implanted and, according to a 2013 study in JAMA Internal Medicine, can cause pulmonary emboli.

In July of this year, C.R. Bard fell under the scrutiny of the FDA which issued a warning letter to the company for not taking adequate strides to correct violations the agency found at two of Bard's facilities.

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