June 16, 2016 — Lawyers are asking judges in California to create a “mass-tort” to centralize Cordis IVC filter lawsuits involving 115 personal injury plaintiffs at the federal level.
They filed a Notice of Removal (PDF) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Oakland) on June 6.
The lawyers represent at least 115 personal injury plaintiffs and one claim involving wrongful death. All of the victims were injured when an IVC filter broke, tilted, perforated internal organs, or caused other side effects.
The TrapEase is supposed to be permanent. In 2011, a small study of the TrapEase found a 50% fracture-risk within four years, and an “extremely high risk” of fracture within 2-3 years.
The allegations are very similar to those made in lawsuits against other IVC filter manufacturers. Over 600 lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard and 550 against Cook Medical, according to statistics released yesterday by federal judges.
Centralizing the lawsuits into a “mass-tort” or Multi-District Litigation (MDL) would have many of the advantages of a class action, such as improving efficiency. Unlike a class action, each individual lawsuit can have its own outcome.
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