The first Bard IVC bellwether trial is set to begin on March 13, 2018. The case will help determine the fate of more than 3,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits pending in the US District Court for the District of Arizona.
Over 4000 lawsuits have been filed against the two largest manufacturers of IVC (inferior vena cava) filters. In March, the first bellwether trial for these suits, against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, will be heard. Patients around the country suffering as a result of defective IVC filters are waiting anxiously to see how the justice system will handle their plight.