Bard Owes Injured Woman $3.6M In IVC Bellwether, Jury Finds

By Cara Salvatore (March 30, 2018, 1:22 PM EDT) -- A Phoenix federal jury awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages on Friday to a woman who said a clot-stopping vein filter manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. broke apart in her body, finding the device maker responsible for 80 percent of the harm for a total of $3.6 million in damages.

The punitive damages phase of the first bellwether over the IVC device immediately followed Friday's phase I verdict, which came after six and a half hours of deliberations beginning Thursday.

The jury said Bard was not liable for strict product liability design defect, strict product...

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