STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Evidence of Problems with Predecessor Devices May Be Presented at Upcoming Bard IVC Filter Trial

PHOENIX — Evidence of problems with predecessor devices may be presented in the second bellwether Bard IVC filter case because it is relevant to alleged defects in the newer generation Eclipse filter at issue, an Arizona federal judge has held.

However, in the April 13 order, Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona barred evidence of cephalad migration deaths caused by the Eclipse filter’s predecessor devices, ruling it is not relevant to the device at issue and would unfairly prejudice Bard.

The trial is set to begin on May 15 and will be ...

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