Medical Device News

C.R. Bard to Pay $3.6 Million to Injured Woman IVC Filter Verdict

IVC Filter Verdict in Bellwether Case: Bard Will Pay $2 Million in Punitive Damages and $1.6 Million in Compensatory Damages March 30, 2018 – Phoenix, Arizona – A jury in Phoenix, Arizona awarded $3.6 million in damages on Friday to a woman who alleged a C.R. Bard IVC filter fractured in [...]

By | 2018-04-25T14:48:23+00:00 March 30th, 2018|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuit Remand to State Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by IVC (inferior vena cava) filter manufacturer Cordis Corporation after lower courts blocked Cordis’s attempt to remove (transfer) eight Cordis vena cava filter lawsuits from California state court to the federal district court. The Court’s November 27 order, was [...]

By | 2018-02-20T16:30:53+00:00 January 13th, 2018|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Alere INRatio Lawsuits Claim: Inaccuracies Increased Risk of Injury

The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has filed claims on behalf of several people who allege Alere INRatio blood monitoring products were defective and produced erroneous results, which caused serious injury or death. In late December, Plaintiffs’ attorneys Bijan Esfandiari and Michael L. Baum filed the lawsuit [...]

Experts Say IVC Filter Use Should Be Restricted

IVC filter use is on the decline in the United States—but not nearly enough, according to several prominent voices in the field of internal medicine. They are calling for a temporary prohibition or severe restriction on the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, citing evidence that the medical devices [...]

By | 2018-02-28T16:02:35+00:00 December 20th, 2017|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Alere INRatio Safety Questioned in FDA Workshop

Millions of Americans take blood thinners like Coumadin and Jantoven (brand names for warfarin) to prevent blood clots that could cause a heart attack, stroke or other medical problems. But it is critical that the blood is not thinned too much, creating a risk of internal bleeding, or thinned too [...]

By | 2018-03-02T15:54:11+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Alere INRatio News, Medical Device News|

IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Cook Medical Sold Dangerous Devices While Concealing Serious Health Risk

May 25, 2017 – Indianapolis, Indiana - - The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a Missouri man against inferior vena cava (IVC) filter manufacturer Cook Medical Incorporated, alleging the company’s Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter is defective and [...]

Researchers Claim IVC Filter Overuse is a Serious Concern

A recently published study suggests patients may be subjected to IVC filter overuse, putting them at an increased risk of serious side effects. The study found certain patients who received an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter did not show a statistically significant increased survival rate compared with those who did [...]

By | 2017-05-26T16:14:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|

Alere Lawsuit Claims Incorrect INRatio Results Caused Injuries and Deaths

San Diego, California, March 2, 2017 -- A new lawsuit alleges the Alere INRatio blood monitoring system used by patients taking blood-thinners like warfarin, produces erroneous results, which can lead to serious injury or death. A group of plaintiffs from across the U.S. filed the lawsuit against Alere Inc., Alere [...]

By | 2017-03-06T16:44:55+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Alere INRatio News, Blog, Medical Device News, Press Releases|

GAO Power Morcellator report Blames Reporting System for Cancer

In 2013, Dr. Amy Reed, a 40-year-old anesthesiologist, underwent a power morcellation hysterectomy. Her uterus had to be taken out because of fibroids, but after the surgery Reed was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage 4 cancer, cancer that might not have spread if not for power morcellation. Reed's case was [...]

By | 2017-05-30T15:45:38+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Medical Device News|

Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Now Outpacing Bard

People harmed by IVC filters made by Cook Medical have been filing lawsuits against the medical device manufacturer since 2012. Back then, the number of Cook IVC filter lawsuits was dwarfed by suits against one of Cook’s largest competitors, C.R. Bard. Things have changed since 2012. Today, more people have [...]

By | 2016-10-25T19:31:07+00:00 October 14th, 2016|IVC Filter News, Medical Device News|