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Ninth Circuit Stands by Ruling OKing $3.6 Million Bard Judgment

Oct. 1, 2020, 2:07 PM

C.R. Bard Inc. failed to convince the Ninth Circuit to revisit its decision upholding a $3.6 million judgment in the first federal test trial involving its blood-clot trapping filters.

In 2007, Sherr-Una Booker’s physician implanted a G2 filter in her inferior vena cava. The filter is meant to catch blood clots that break loose from a deep vein in the legs and prevent them from traveling to the heart or lungs. Booker’s filter fractured and perforated her inferior vena cava.

She underwent two surgeries in an attempt to remove the filter and its fractured pieces, but one piece remained embedded ...