The lawsuit was filed by Gladys N., a woman who was living in New York when she was implanted with the Denali® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.
The IVC Filter was implanted for the purpose of preventing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) on August 5, 2014 at a hospital in New York. The plaintiff was injured in New York, but she currently resides in Pennsylvania.
The lawsuit accuses C.R. Bard of negligence, information defect (failure to warn), design defect, manufacturing defect, negligent misrepresentation, breach of implied and express warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and punitive damages.
The lawsuit was filed on March 29, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona — Case No. 2:18-cv-00975-DGC.
It will be centralized with over 3,600 other IVC filter lawsuits now 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.