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IVC Filters – What You Should Know

IVC Filters – What You Should Know

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are cone-shaped devices that are used to prevent blood clots from traveling from the IVC, a major vein, into the lungs. Originally introduced in 1979, a temporary and retrievable version of the filter gained approval from the FDA in the early 2000s. By 2012, around 259,000 patients had used the […]

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Hernia Mesh Mass Torts Trials to Begin in 2020

Hernia Mesh Mass Torts Trials to Begin in 2020

The US District Court, Southern District of Ohio, issued an order in late November indicating that trials would begin in 2020 for C.R. Bard polypropylene mesh defective product lawsuits. The trials will come from a discovery pool the court will create for cases linked to hernia mesh complications. Plaintiffs in the case allege that they […]

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Judge Allows IVC Filter Lawsuit to Proceed

Judge Allows IVC Filter Lawsuit to Proceed

On November 27, a U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois allowed a class action lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corporation to continue. Judge Richard Mills of the District Court denied Boston’s motion to dismiss. The court found plausible claims with regards to the defective design and inadequate warnings on Boston’s inferior vena cava […]

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