The federal jury overseeing the first Bard IVC Filter bellwether trial belonging to MDL No.: 2641 in re Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation that began on March 14 this year, before U.S. Federal Judge David G. Campbell, in the United States District Court District of Arizona, awarded $ 4 million to the plaintiff. The award included $ 2 million as compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages for the loss she suffered allegedly caused by C. R. Bard’s IVC filter which broker apart in her body.
About 3,000 IVC Filter lawsuits are pending in the consolidated action against C.R. Bard for its Recovery, G2, G2 Express, G2X, Eclipse, Meridian, and Denali IVC Filters, wherein the plaintiffs claim that due to the manufacturing and design defects, Bard filters are more dangerous than other IVC filters and that Bard failed to warn about the higher risks.