The lawsuit was filed by Michael E., a man from Texas 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 January 31, 2013 at a hospital in Texas. His injuries occurred while he was a resident of Texas.
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 April 17, 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona — Case No. 2:19-cv-02462-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.