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Bard Implanted Port Catheter Lawsuit

Have You Been Injured? Speak Confidentially to Our Experienced  Texas Implanted Port Catheter Injury Attorneys 

If you or a loved one has experienced complications or injuries related to an implantable port catheter, it's essential to be informed about the ongoing port-a-cath lawsuits and bard PowerPort lawsuit legal rights. At Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, we specialize in cases involving medical device injuries, and we're here to help you understand the current landscape of implantable port catheter lawsuits.

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What Is an Implantable Port Catheter?

An implantable port catheter, commonly known as a "port," is a medical device implanted under the skin, usually in the chest area. It consists of a small reservoir connected to a catheter that is inserted into a major blood vessel. Ports are often used in patients requiring frequent or long-term access to the bloodstream, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or individuals in need of regular medical treatments.

implantable venous acces port diagram

Why are Lawsuits Arising?

Bard PowerPort catheters, designed to deliver crucial medications and fluids directly into the bloodstream, have been linked to a concerning number of serious adverse events reported to the FDA. These events encompass device fractures, infections, and more, potentially resulting in life-threatening complications such as:

  • Heart Attacks and Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Strokes
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Blood Clots
  • Hemorrhages
  • Sepsis, a severe bloodstream infection
  • Necrosis, or death of tissue cells
  • Fatal Outcomes

Implanted beneath the skin, Bard PowerPort catheters are essential medical devices for patients requiring frequent treatments. However, their association with high rates of device failure has raised alarm. Device failure can lead to severe, life-threatening complications, making it imperative for patients and healthcare providers to be aware of the risks.

A Range of Affected Products

Bard PowerPort catheters are constructed with Chronoflex, a flexible polymer containing barium. High concentrations of barium within the polymer can contribute to its breakdown, leading to various issues, including fractures, degradation, fissures, and tubing cracking.

Bard manufactures several products in the PowerPort line that have been associated with serious injuries following device fractures or infections. These include:

  • Bard Power-Injectable Implantable Ports (PowerPorts®)
  • BardPort®, SlimPort®, And X-Port® Implanted Ports
  • Power-Injectable Implantable Ports With Chronoflex Polyurethane Catheters
  • PowerPort Implantable Port
  • PowerPort ClearVUE Slim Implantable Port
  • PowerPort ClearVUE isp Implantable Port
  • PowerPort duo MRI Implantable Port
  • PowerPort Duo MRI Implanted Port With 9.5 Fr. Dual Lumen Chronoflex Polyurethane Catheter
  • PowerPort Implanted Port With Groshong Catheter
  • PowerPort MRI Implanted Port With 9.6 Fr Silicone Catheter
  • Titanium PowerPort isp Implanted Port With 6 Fr Chronoflex Polyurethane Catheter
  • Titanium PowerPort isp Implanted Port

Seeking Compensation for Bard PowerPort Injuries

Individuals who have suffered injuries or complications after receiving a Bard PowerPort implantable catheter may be eligible for compensation. These complications can significantly impact the quality of life, and holding Bard accountable for the device's failures is crucial.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or complications due to an implantable port catheter, you may be eligible for compensation. Potential damages you could recover include:

  • Medical Expenses: Reimbursement for past and future medical costs related to your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical and emotional distress resulting from complications.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries have prevented you from working or caused a loss of income.
  • Wrongful Death: In cases where a loved one has passed away due to port catheter complications, you may pursue a wrongful death claim.

Action Today

Despite hundreds of reported serious adverse events related to Bard PowerPort implantation and use, Bard continues to market these devices as safe and effective. If you or a loved one has experienced complications or injuries due to an implantable port catheter, it's crucial to explore your legal options. You don't have to face these challenges alone. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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