Since 2015, Smith & Nephew has paid out two very large settlements to settle many of the individuals and their families who have filed claims against it. However, as per the company’s 2017 financial report, most of these settlement claims were paid by the company’s liability insurer, leaving the device maker a bill of $25 […]
The plaintiff, Elizabeth Hill, had the Cook Celect IVC filter implanted in 2010, and later suffered from varying complications of pain and fatigue. In 2014 Hill filed a lawsuit against Cook and alleged that the blood clot filter had to be surgically removed three years post its implant, as it was found to have perforated […]
Selected as the third bellwether trial, Lisa and Mark Hyde filed a lawsuit against C. R. Bard in 2015 after Lisa Hyde’s IVC filter implant tilted and fractured. Hyde’s claim to receive compensation for future arrhythmia was tossed due to a law in Wisconsin, where Hyde’s IVC filter was implanted. Judge Campbell of the U.S. […]
Kelly and Chris Vlasvich filed a lawsuit against C. R. Bard in 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Kelly Vlasvich’s IVC Filter “Bard G2” fractured in 2011, damaging her heart and lungs. The parties filed a motion for dismissal in 2015 and the case was closed.
In 2011, Lisa Davis filed a lawsuit against Bard in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division. Post being implanted with a G2 series filter in 2006, the device fractured and migrated to Davis’ heart in 2008, causing ongoing heart issues. The lawyer of the plaintiff notified the judge in 2013 that […]
The jury of a federal court in Phoenix awarded Booker $3.6 million after her IVC filter fractured, resulting in open heart surgery to remove the pieces. This case was the first of many IVC filter liability litigations against Bard. The plaintiff was awarded $2 million in damages, in addition to $1.6 million in punitive damages […]