June 23, 2021 — A federal jury in Dallas, Texas awarded $2.5 million to a woman who was injured when her IVC Filter fractured and sent broken pieces into her heart and lungs.
The lawsuit was filed by Schaneiqua W. against C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc., manufacturers of the IVC Filter.
On May 28, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas awarded her nearly $2.2 million in compensatory damages, plus another $351,000 for future medical expenses.
However, the jury did not find Bard responsible for failing to warn her about potential risks, or negligent design.
According to the lawsuit, she was implanted with the Bard Recovery® IVC Filter in July 2005 to reduce her risk of blood clots in her lungs. The filter remained in place for more than 12 years.
In January 2018, she was hospitalized due to blood clots in her lungs, and doctors discovered that her IVC Filter had fractured into pieces. The broken pieces were discovered in her heart and lungs.
The jury verdict comes along with several other victories for people who were seriously injured by Bard IVC Filters — including a $3.3 million verdict by a Wisconsin jury in June 2021, a $926,000 verdict by an Oregon jury in May 2021, and a $3.6 million verdict by a jury in Arizona in April 2018.
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