The lawsuit was filed by Gregory G., a man from Ohio 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 his vein for the purpose of preventing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs).
It was implanted on April 20, 2010 at a hospital in Ohio. His injuries also occurred while he was living in Ohio.
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-01009-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.