September 5, 2017 / 11:22 PM / 9 months ago

Plaintiffs urge rejection of Bard's summary judgment motion in IVC filter MDL

Lawyers representing some 2,300 plaintiffs have urged a federal judge to deny a motion for summary judgment by C.R. Bard Inc in lawsuits alleging its vascular filters could break and cause injuries.

In their Friday response in opposition to Bard’s March motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Arizona, plaintiffs argued that none of the claims in the multidistrict litigation were prevented by federal law. Bard had argued that the patients’ state law claims over failure to warn of the allegedly defectively designed devices were preempted.

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