STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Evidence of Problems with Predicate Device May Be Presented at Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial, Judge Says

PHOENIX - The Arizona federal judge overseeing the first bellwether Bard IVC filter case to go to trial has ruled that plaintiffs may present evidence of complications with an earlier version of the G2 filter at issue, explaining that such evidence is relevant to whether Bard properly designed the G2 to correct those problems.

In a March 1 order addressing certain of the parties' motions in limine, Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona further ruled that the plaintiff may present evidence relating to the development of the predicate device, holding that the ...

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