CR Bard Picks Up Bellwether Win In Vein Filter Defect Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT) -- An Arizona state jury has found that a C.R. Bard Inc. vein filter is not defective and that the company did not act negligently, the medical giant said Thursday, handing it a decisive victory in the first of the suits over the device to go to trial.

Plaintiff Rosemary Everett claimed in a consolidated action that Bard's first-generation Interior Vena Cava Recovery Filter System was prone to failure. She was implanted with the device, used to prevent blood clots caused by surgery, and in less than...
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