The lawsuit was filed by Sandra R., a woman from Nevada who was injured by the Eclipse® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”).
The Eclipse® IVC Filter was manufactured by C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.
The IVC Filter was surgically implanted for the purpose of preventing a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) or pulmonary embolism, in which a blood cot from the lower part of the body travels to the heart and lungs.
The IVC Filter was implanted on May 17, 2012 at a hospital in California.
The lawsuit was filed on February 14, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona — Case 2:18-cv-00510-DGC.
It will be centralized with over 3,400 other IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard that are currently pending 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.