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Bard PowerPort Heart Damage

The Bard PowerPort catheter has been linked to many serious injury complications and side effects. Severe failure cases have led to permanent injuries or death. These are the common complications associated with the Bard PowerPort catheter including:

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Bard PowerPort catheter is linked to fractures, blood clots, embolism, deep vein thrombosis and other serious injuries. Injured by Bard PowerPort? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189.

Catheter Migration. The catheter may move from its intended position.

Catheter Fracture. The catheter tubing can break or fracture.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), embolism, and blood clots. Blood clots can form around the catheter tube.

Damage to Blood Vessels and Heart Damage. The catheter may cause injury to blood vessels, including perforation and tearing leading to hemorrhage and damage to the heart.

These serious complications have led to product liability and personal injury lawsuits against Bard because of alleged defective devices.

If you or someone you know has faced serious health injuries related to a Bard PowerPort catheter, it is imperative to seek legal advice.

Illinois Bard PowerPort Heart Damage Lawsuit

A Chicago, Illinois woman has filed a product liability and personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturers of the Bard PowerPort Catheter, Becton, Dickinson, and Company, and its Bard subsidiaries.

Ms. Chester alleged that she had a large Bard PowerPort fragment lodged in her heart after the port catheter fractured. The catheter was implanted a year earlier to deliver chemotherapy treatments for her breast cancer.

After the fragment was discovered, doctors attempted to remove the fractured chemo port from her vein. However, surgeons failed to remove the entire device, because it had become encased in a fibrin sheath, which involves a buildup of fibrin, collagen, and blood clots around a foreign object in the body.

After several more unsuccessful attempts and an embolism complication, the catheter fragment was finally removed.

Ms. Chester filed her complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Chester claimed that the manufacturers sold a defectively designed implant and failed to warn the public or the doctors after many reports began to surface regarding the fractured chemo catheter ports.

Many similar Bard PowerPort lawsuits have been filed over the past year, with allegations that the device is subject to fracture and failure, releasing catheter fragments throughout the bloodstream.

Tennessee Bard PowerPort Blood Clot Lawsuit

In another filed product liability lawsuit, a Tennessee woman alleges that design defects with the Bard PowerPort caused a blood clot and the thrombosis of her right internal jugular vein, resulting in the surgical removal of the chemo port many months after it was implanted to deliver colon cancer treatments.

Beverly Bigsbee filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, pointing out that Becton, Dickinson and Company and its subsidiaries, C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Access Systems, Inc., failed to disclose known risks associated with the chemo port to patients and the doctors.

The Bard PowerPort is touted as a special type of port catheter, which is intended to withstand higher injection pressures. Bigsbee now joins an expanding group of injured victims nationwide who are pursuing Bard PowerPort blood clot lawsuits, claiming that the catheter tube is subject to fracture and rupture, which can cause deadly infections, blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and other serious injuries.

What is the Cause of the Bard PowerPort Failure and Fracture?

The most common failure is a port fracture. The defects in the material used to make the PowerPort make it liable to break or shatter easily, which can lead to the tubing and other parts of the device to crack or breaking off. These fragments can then become stuck in the patient’s blood system.

The product liability lawsuits claim that the Bard PowerPort devices are defectively designed. The use of Chronoflex AL, a polyurethane material used in the catheter component of these devices, and manufacturing defects are the reasons for the catheter’s propensity to fracture, migrate, and malfunction. The catheter plastic also contains barium sulfate particles, so that the catheter can be seen on x-ray.

The catheter’s durability may degrade with time, due to the dissociation of the barium sulfate particles impacting its mechanical properties and leading to these complications​.

Family members of those who have died after using the Bard PowerPort have filed wrongful death claims.

Bard PowerPort Injury Lawsuits Update 2024

The Bard PowerPort Lawsuit has been centralized and consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the US District Court for the District of Arizona for pretrial workup.

As of March 2024, there are 113 active lawsuits pending in the Arizona multidistrict litigation 3081 before Judge David G. Campbell. There are 45 claims that have been directly filed with the MDL court, and another 66 cases that were transferred to the MDL from various different U.S. District Courts nationwide.

Most of the claims centered around catheter-related infections (44), 19 claims of thrombosis or blood clots from the chemo port and 27 lawsuits involving port catheter fractures or movement of the device within patients’ bodies.

It is important to be aware of the statute of limitations, which varies by state, usually 2 years from the date of injury.

Injured by Bard Power Port device? Contact Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm

If you or a loved one was implanted with a Bard PowerPort device and have suffered serious infection, blood vessel injuries, blood clots or embolism problems including organ perforation, contact the attorneys at Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. You can speak with one of our representatives by calling 214-390-3189, or by filling out the case evaluation form on this page.

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