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Bard IVC Filter Instructions Adequately Warned of Blockage Risk

June 10, 2021, 7:23 PM

C.R. Bard Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. adequately warned that a blood-clot trapping filter could cause the kinds of blockage complications allegedly experienced by a Texas man, a federal court in the state said.

The companies are entitled to judgment on James Blackwell’s warning-related claims, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said Wednesday. He also failed to show there was a safer alternative device, dooming design-related claims over the Denali IVC filter, the court said, dismissing the suit.

Blackwell received a Denali IVC filter in May 2016 after he developed deep vein thrombosis, or blood ...