The lawsuit was filed by Donald B., a man from Kansas who was implanted with the Eclipse® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
The IVC Filter was implanted on May 10, 2012 in his inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the human body.
The purpose of the IVC filter was to catch blood clots traveling through the vein before they hit the heart or cause a pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs).
C.R. Bard is charged with 14 counts of negligence for selling a defective medical device, failure to warn about side effects, misrepresentation, breach of implied and express warranty, fraudulent concealment, and violations of state law prohibiting consumer fraud.
The lawsuit was filed on September 7, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona — Case No. 2:17-cv-03042-DGC.
It will be centralized with 2,363 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2641) — In Re: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation.
The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas. He serves on the plaintiffs’ steering committee of the Bard IVC Filter MDL.