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More Cases Join the Bard PowerPort MDL

catheter-e1718067147367Bard PowerPort devices have been linked to serious injuries and deaths. As of May 2024, the Bard PowerPort Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) has increased by 189 cases. These lawsuits are consolidated in MDL 3081, or In re: Bard Implanted Port Catheter Products Liability Litigation before Judge G. Campbell. These lawsuits request financial compensation on the grounds that the catheters are defective and have injured them. The court rejected efforts to delay bellwether trials, which are expected to proceed according to schedule. Bellwether trials are a small group of lawsuits selected to be determined early, in order to predict the outcome in similar lawsuits in the MDL. If you were injured by an implanted Bard PowerPort, please call the Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group to learn your options. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved and we represent clients around the country.

Call Moll Law Group About Your Claim Against Bard

The Bard PowerPort is a catheter device, implanted under a patient’s skin, used to put fluids or medicine directly into his or her veins. They are usually used in the course of medical IV therapy, including chemotherapy, and to give fluid to a patient. Bard PowerPorts are housed in titanium and plastic. They’re made with a polyurethane that combines barium sulfate and polyurethane. Bard Access Systems Inc., which Becton, Dickinson and Company’s subsidiary, makes this device.

The consolidated lawsuits against the manufacturer allege the catheter device is linked to defects and complications and can result in harm as severe as death due to its fractures and migrations, as well as infections, embolisms, blood clots, and thrombosis.

The seventh case management conference in the MDL was held on May 24, 2024, and the next one is scheduled for July 8, 2024. So far, the parties have agreed that three categories of documents may be exchanged during discovery including, with some limitations, those documents related to ethanol lock therapies related to IPC claims; regulatory communications with foreign regulatory bodies; and non-IPC devices including peripherally inserted central catheters and central venous catheters.

When our attorneys are able to establish liability in this kind of lawsuit, we may be able to recover compensatory damages on your behalf. These can include both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are typically tangible losses like wage loss, medical bills, replacement services, medical mileage, and out-of-pocket costs. For example, if your pain became so severe you were no longer able to do housework as a result of injuries from Bard port catheter, you could recover the cost of replacement services from a housekeeper to do that work. Noneconomic damages are emotional and intangible losses arising from the harm caused by the catheter device. They may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.

If your or a loved one suffered injuries because of a fractured or migrated Bard port catheter, you should consult the Chicago-based medical device lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have recourse. We represent injured people around the country. Please complete our online form or call us at 312.462.1700.



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