Noddy A. Fernandez May 26, 2017, 1:31pm


ST. LOUIS — Patients are suing a medical technology developer and manufacturer, citing alleged breach of warranty and design defect.

Kaleidah Jackson, et al., filed a complaint in the St. Louis Circuit Court against C.R. Bard Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc., alleging that the defendants manufactured a defective and unreasonably dangerous inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, causing injuries to users.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered personal injuries due to the IVC filter medical device manufactured by the defendants. The plaintiffs claim that they and their physicians failed to be informed about the harmful effects of the IVC filters, which were sold to and used at numerous medical facilities since their introduction in the 1960s. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to design/manufacture a safe medical product, failed to disclose information regarding the dangers of the IVC filters as required by the law and failed to correct and improve the product when patients started experiencing harmful effects.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in an amount in excess of $25,000 for damages, plus attorney's fees, costs, pre and post-judgment interest and all further relief that the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by John J. Driscoll and Philip Sholtz of The Driscoll Firm PC in St. Louis.

Missouri Circuit Court case number 1622-CC00316

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