The lawsuit was filed by Cynthia B., a woman from Texas 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 surgically implanted in her vein for the purpose of preventing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs).
It was implanted on August 17, 2011 at a hospital in Texas. Her injuries also occurred while she was living in Texas.
C.R. Bard is accused of negligence, manufacturing defect, design defect, failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express and implied warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and punitive damages.
The lawsuit was filed on April 1, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona — Case No. 2:18-cv-01004-DGC.
It will be centralized with over 3,600 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard in a federal Multi-District Litigation in Arizona (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.