June 22, 2021 — A woman who was seriously injured by an IVC Filter has been awarded $3.3 million by a unanimous jury in Wisconsin.
The lawsuit was filed by Natalie J., a woman who was implanted with the Meridian® IVC Filter manufactured by C.R. Bard before she underwent surgery for varicose veins in her legs.
C.R. Bard advertised the IVC Filter as a medical device that would help prevent blood clots from developing in her legs and traveling to her lungs, resulting in a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
Instead, the filter itself caused life-threatening complications. Within days of being implanted in her vein, it tilted and punctured her vein.
In 2018, a CT scan revealed that her IVC Filter had fractured into pieces. One of the pieces traveled to her heart. Another piece became embedded in her vein.
Due to these serious complications, she required multiple surgeries to remove the filter and the broken pieces.
The $3.3 million verdict in Wisconsin is the latest in a string of victories for her lawyers over the past 90 days. The verdict follows a $926,000 verdict awarded by a jury in Oregon, as well as a $2.5 million verdict awarded by a jury in Dallas, Texas.
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