Bard® PowerPort Lawsuit

Hundreds of patients and families have filed Bard® PowerPort™ lawsuits claiming they were injured by their device moving or fracturing. If you believe your device may have contributed to your injury, contact us now.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’re committed to fighting for those who’ve been harmed by dangerous medical devices. Compensation may be available.

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About the Bard Port Catheter Lawsuit

Bard port catheters are implantable devices used to provide repeated access to a patient’s veins. They are often used for patients requiring long-term intravenous (IV) treatments, like chemotherapy.

While all implantable ports may come with some risks, lawsuits claim there may be design elements specific to Bard PowerPort devices that may increase the likelihood of the device breaking down or migrating.

Bard PowerPort Lawsuit Update

  • There are currently over 230 lawsuits pending in the Bard PowerPort multidistrict litigation.
  • While there is no Bard PowerPort recall at this time, families may still be able to file a claim and pursue compensation.
  • In recent lawsuits, some victims allege their devices broke or became dislodged, leading to their injuries.
  • Bard Access Systems, Inc. and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) have been named in lawsuits so far.
  • Alleged injuries include sepsis, organ/tissue punctures, infections, pulmonary embolisms, and more.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ve secured more than $10.6 billion total for families nationwide, including those harmed by dangerous medical devices.

Contact us now to find out if you may be able to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

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Injuries from Bard PowerPort Device Migration

Dangerous medical complications may occur if an implantable catheter port cracks or migrates throughout the body.

You may be able to file a port catheter lawsuit if you suffered any of these injuries and have a Bard device:

  • Blood clots (thromboembolism)
  • Cardiac punctures
  • Death of body tissue (necrosis)
  • Hematomas
  • Hemorrhage
  • Infections
  • Lacerated blood vessels
  • Organ or tissue perforation
  • Pressure on the heart (pericardial tamponade)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Sepsis

Some patients have been left grappling with expensive medical bills, long-term health problems, and emotional distress.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these complications, it’s important to seek legal help and understand your options.

Who Is Eligible to File a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Used an implantable port catheter device
  • Was injured after the device fractured or migrated

Only a limited amount of time remains to file a port catheter lawsuit. State laws called the statute of limitations place deadlines on how long you have to take action after an injury.

Contact us as soon as possible. Once the deadline passes, you won’t be able to pursue compensation for your injuries again.

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How to File Bard PowerPort Lawsuits

Our Bard PowerPort attorneys may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf, making the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible while you recover from your injuries.

The steps to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit include:

  • Determining your eligibility to take legal action during a free legal consultation
  • Collecting evidence showing your injuries may have been caused by a broken or dislodged port catheter
  • Filing your Bard PowerPort device lawsuit before any legal deadlines
  • Negotiating port catheter lawsuit settlement amounts with the defendant
  • Going to trial and fighting for a verdict if a settlement isn’t reached

Taking a stand against a large medical device company can seem daunting, but our dedicated attorneys can level the playing field and fight for the justice you deserve.

Let us put our skills and experience to work for you. We’re committed to providing our clients with a powerful voice in the legal system.

Our Bard PowerPort Lawyers Can Help Victims Nationwide

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our Bard PowerPort lawyers can help families in all 50 states seek compensation for medical problems caused by a port catheter device.

We have over 20 years of experience fighting for injured victims, including those harmed by dangerous medical devices.

Our team has recovered over $10.6 billion total for families nationwide.

There are no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees to work with our PowerPort attorneys, and we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Get a free legal consultation now to see if we can help you secure justice and compensation from a Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

Bard Port Catheter Lawsuit FAQs

What is the Bard PowerPort lawsuit?

The Bard PowerPort lawsuit alleges that a component of these devices may increase the risk of the device cracking or migrating throughout the body, potentially resulting in injuries.

Over 230 lawsuits have been consolidated in a Bard class action or multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs are seeking compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Contact us now to find out if you may be able to join the Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

Which Bard PowerPort devices are involved in the lawsuit?

Multiple Bard PowerPort devices have been named in lawsuits, including:

  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ ISP Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ Slim Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ isp M.R.I.™ Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ M.R.I.™ Implantable Port

If you were injured after using a port catheter device, our team may be able to help you secure compensation from a Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

Get a free consultation now to see if we can fight for you.

How much is the settlement for the port catheter lawsuit?

Litigation for Bard PowerPort devices is still ongoing. While there’s no guarantee of results, potential payouts vary based on the unique details of each case.

When you work with an experienced dangerous medical devices and drugs law firm like Simmons Hanly Conroy, your lawyer will fight for the results you deserve.

Is there a recall on Bard PowerPort catheters?

There hasn’t been a recall on Bard PowerPort catheters, but you can still take legal action for the injuries you may have sustained from these devices.

Contact us now to find out if you may be eligible to pursue compensation from a port catheter lawsuit.

How much do Bard PowerPort attorneys charge?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees to work with our Bard PowerPort attorneys.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there’s no financial risk to taking legal action. Our team only gets paid if you do.

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  2. United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. “MDL Statistics Report – Distribution of Pending MDL Dockets by District.” Retrieved from: Accessed on June 5, 2024.