Bard PowerPort Lawsuits
Contact us immediately if you or someone you know has been injured by a defective Bard Power Port catheter. Injured individuals may be entitled to financial compensation.
Legal actions are currently being taken against Bard for the PowerPort device, which has been linked to severe injuries. Court documents reveal that Bard had been receiving injury reports for an extended period but failed to adequately warn patients about potential hazards. These dangers range from blood clots and internal bleeding to heart punctures.
Current Status of Bard PowerPort Lawsuits
Attorneys are now actively taking on Bard PowerPort cases, and it’s anticipated that the number of filings will increase. It’s crucial to note that there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for initiating a lawsuit related to this implanted port catheter.
Statute of limitations for defective medical devices applies in California, making it imperative to consult with a legal professional as soon as possible. Acting promptly to file your lawsuit can secure your eligibility for potential financial restitution.
What’s Driving the Surge in Bard PowerPort Lawsuits?
Individuals are taking legal action against the creators of Bard PowerPort, alleging that the device’s flawed engineering heightens the risk of organ damage, infections, and blood clot formation. The design is said to lead to elevated injection flow rates and a propensity for the catheter to disintegrate.
A fully operational port catheter is a surgically implanted device designed to facilitate easy venous access for medication delivery, such as chemotherapy treatments. The device, usually made of silicone or polyurethane, includes a small reservoir for medication injection and is implanted beneath the skin, with the catheter resting inside the vein.
When medications are administered through the Bard PowerPort, its design reportedly increases the injection flow, exerting pressure against the catheter’s plastic tubing. This can lead to fractures in the barium sulfate tubing, creating a breeding ground for bacteria.
Over time, this pressure can release plastic shards into the circulatory system, potentially causing:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Blood clot formation
- Heart punctures and pulmonary embolisms
- Burst blood vessels
Potential Side Effects of Bard PowerPort Complications:
- Respiratory issues
- Mental confusion
- Fluid drainage at the implant site
- Elevated body temperature
- Renal complications
- General swelling
Becton Dickinson, the company behind Bard PowerPort, is alleged to have been aware of these issues for an extended period. Claims against the company accuse it of hiding numerous reports from healthcare providers and patients about injuries linked to Bard PowerPort failures.
The company may have exploited loopholes in the FDA’s Alternative Summary Reporting program, under 21 CFR 803.19, to conceal the high rate of device malfunctions. Legal actions against Becton Dickinson and its affiliates allege a failure to disclose device risks and issue a timely recall.
Who is Eligible to File a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit?
You could qualify for a Bard PowerPort lawsuit if you’ve had the device implanted and subsequently suffered related injuries. Consult a licensed attorney for eligibility confirmation.
Injuries that May Qualify for a Lawsuit:
- Blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
- Heart punctures
- Excessive bleeding or hematoma
- Tissue necrosis
- Fluid accumulation around the heart
- Persistent or severe pain
- Damage to blood vessels, organs, or tissues
When speaking with our law firm, be prepared to discuss your symptoms and medical history. If you’re uncertain about your medical condition, our law firm may assist you in obtaining your medical records.
Act quickly to consult an attorney, as the statute of limitations could expire, making you ineligible to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation for your injuries. Call or contact us immediately.