The lawsuit was filed by Derrick Jermaine T., a man from Arkansas who was implanted with the Meridian® Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
The IVC Filter was implanted on July 31, 2014 at a hospital in Arkansas. His injuries occurred while he was a resident of Arkansas.
C.R. Bard is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks.
The lawsuit was filed on March 10, 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona — Case No. 2:19-cv-01628-DGC.
It will be centralized with over 7,000 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.