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IVC Filter Lawsuit Ends in $926,000 Jury Award

IVC Filter Lawsuit Ends in $926,000 Jury Award

May 19, 2021 — A jury in Oregon has awarded $926,000 to a man who was injured by a defective Bard Eclipse IVC Filter.

The 38-year-old plaintiff, Justin P., was implanted with the IVC Filter in 2010 after being diagnosed with a blood clot condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

In 2015, the IVC Filter punctured his vein and intestines, leading to major internal bleeding. He required surgery to remove the IVC Filter and repair his damaged vein and intestines.

The 8-member federal jury in Portland, Oregon unanimously agreed that Bard negligently designed the Eclipse® IVC Filter and failed to warn doctors about health risks like migration and vein perforations.

Lawyers showed the jury evidence that Bard released the Eclipse IVC Filter as a replacement devices for the G2 and G2X IVC Filters, which Bard previously pulled off the market due to high rates of side effects.

Bard has been hit by more than 8,000 lawsuits involving people who were injured by IVC Filters.

In 2019, a consolidated Multi-District Litigation (MDL) was disbanded after most cases ended in settlements. Afterward, hundreds of individual lawsuits were sent back to their respective federal courts. Many are now set for trial.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting IVC Filter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a Bard Eclipse IVC Filter, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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