Bard Hit With $3M Verdict In Vein Filter Suit

By Emily Field (June 18, 2021, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal jury on Thursday delivered a $3.3 million verdict in favor of a woman who claimed that a vein filter made by C.R. Bard fractured and a part became embedded in her heart after jurors found that the company was liable for failing to warn of the device's risks.

Following nine days of trial, the jury came back with the verdict for Natalie Johnson, who had had a Meridian filter implanted in 2013 as a preventive measure for varicose veins, according to court filings. Before returning the damages verdict, the jury found that Bard was not liable on Johnson's...

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