April 2, 2018 — C.R. Bard has been ordered to pay $3.6 million to a woman who was injured by an IVC Filter.
The woman, Sherr-Una Booker, was awarded $1.6 million in compensatory damages after the federal jury in Arizona determined that C.R. Bard failed to warn her about side effects of its IVC Filters.
The jury also awarded her $2 million in punitive damages, attributing 80% of her injuries to C.R. Bard and the other 20% to a radiologist who failed to notice that her IVC Filter fractured in 2009, before her injuries worsened to the point where she needed open-heart surgery.
Booker was implanted with a Bard IVC Filter on June 21, 2007. She required open-heart surgery to remove it in 2014, after the filter tilted, migrated, fractured, and broken pieces punctured her vein. Despite surgery to remove the filter, a broken piece remains inside her heart.
The case was the first so-called “bellwether” trial in a centralized federal litigation against C.R. Bard, where over 3,600 similar lawsuits remain pending in Arizona. Another 3,800 IVC Filter lawsuits are centralized in Indiana against Cook Medical Inc.
The lawsuit is In RE: Booker v. Bard — Case No. 2:16-cv-00474 — In RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
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