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Bard PowerPort Injury Lawsuits

Hundreds of adverse events associated with Bard PowerPorts have been brought to the attention of the FDA, and lawsuits are being filed. If you have sustained injuries subsequent to the implantation of a Bard PowerPort device, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Taylor Martino Rowan now for a free case review.

Bard PowerPorts have the potential to cause severe and life-threatening complications, such as infections, blood clots, and damage to vital organs, according to lawsuits filed against the manufacturer.

The United States Food and Drug Administration has received numerous reports of adverse events from patients who have undergone implantation of Bard PowerPorts. Surprisingly, the company persists in promoting the safety and efficacy of these products, refraining from any recall, product modification, or inclusion of warning labels.

At Taylor Martino Rowan, we are passionate about holding large corporations accountable for harming individuals. We accomplish this by using lawsuits to hold them accountable for every person they harm. When you hire Taylor Martino Rowan, you can trust that our passionate and experienced product liability lawyers will aggressively seek justice.

Why Are Patients Filing Bard PowerPort Lawsuits?

Numerous patients across the United States have initiated lawsuits against Bard PowerPort, alleging that they have sustained injuries due to device malfunction or displacement following implantation. The PowerPort lawsuits claim that the implantable vascular devices have failed, causing harm and even fatalities.

The primary function of these devices is to facilitate the administration of intravenous medications, fluids, and nutrients into a patient’s bloodstream. However, these medical devices are prone to catheter fractures, bacterial colonization, and other malfunctions, all of which can lead to severe injuries.

Defendants in these lawsuits include the following corporations involved in the design and sale of PowerPort implants:

  • Bard Access Systems, Inc.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • C.R. Bard

According to claims in the Bard PowerPort lawsuits: 

  • The safety of the port devices was inaccurately portrayed.
  • The Bard Powerports were designed, marketed, distributed, and sold in a negligent manner.
  • It was within the manufacturers knowledge that the PowerPort devices were not deemed safe.

Although all implantable ports carry inherent risks, lawsuits allege that Bard PowerPort devices may possess design elements that could potentially heighten the risk of device malfunction or fracture. Such issues have the potential to result in severe and potentially fatal injuries.

If you possess an implantable port and suspect that it may have caused harm, we encourage you to reach out to Taylor Martino Rowan for further assistance.

Design Issues with Bard PowerPort Devices

The PowerPort catheter incorporates barium sulfate as a radiographic contrast agent to enhance visibility during X-ray imaging. However,This radiographic contrast agent can damage the catheter, ultimately resulting in leaks.

Despite the manufacturers’ efforts to incorporate the substance into the silicon or polyurethane of the catheter, the barium sulfate particles fail to completely integrate into the catheter polymer, resulting in their lack of attachment.

As the flexible catheter undergoes stretching and bending in response to a patient’s movements, the surface of the catheter is subjected to mechanical stress. Consequently, the barium sulfate particles begin to release.

The leaking barium sulfate particles cause cracks, notches, and holes in the surface of the catheter. This results in the following types of issues:

  • Catheter fractures that can result in leakage or breakage.
  • Bacterial growth occurs on the fractured surface of the catheter, leading to potentially life-threatening injuries.
  • Blood-clotting agents called fibrin collect on the fractured catheter, causing a blood clot.

Patients who have undergone implantation of these medical devices and have encountered adverse outcomes are advised to seek legal counsel to explore the possibility of investigating their cases.

BardPort Complications: Serious Injuries & Infections

The Bard PowerPort Lawsuit alleges that defects present in specific Bard PowerPort catheters can cause significant injuries and complications.

As mentioned above, certain components of the catheter port and catheter tube may be vulnerable to fracturing and migration, which can lead to severe injuries.

Serious Injuries and Complications Related to the Bard PowerPort Device include:

  • Catheter Fractures & Migration
  • Blood Clots & Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Damage To Veins & Blood Vessels
  • Catheter Infection & Necrosis
  • Arterial Puncture
  • Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction
  • Hematoma or Hemorrhage
  • Hemothorax
  • Pulmonary Pseudoaneurysm
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Tachycardia
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Stroke
  • Other Serious Injuries

Complications From A Catheter Fracture

A fractured catheter has the potential to induce substantial internal harm as the fragmented pieces circulate within the bloodstream. In every instance, there exists a considerable likelihood of necessitating emergency surgical intervention to extract any broken fragments and effectively address the impact on all affected organs.

Catheter Fracture Injuries Include:

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Arterial Puncture
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Blood Clots
  • Hematoma or Hemorrhage
  • Lacerations to Blood Vessels

Complications From A Catheter Infection

An infection has the potential to give rise to significant complications, as the body may encounter increased difficulty in managing the pathogens present in the catheter.

An untreated catheter infection has the potential to give rise to a range of severe and potentially life-threatening complications.

Catheter Infection Injuries:

  • Infections Of The Bloodstream
  • Swelling, Tenderness & Soreness At Site Of The Powerport
  • Necrosis Of Tissues Around The Powerport

Do You Qualify To File A Bard PowerPort Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one have used a Bard implantable port catheter device and have suffered subsequent injuries, you may qualify to initiate a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit.

Taylor Martino Rowan has extensive expertise in handling litigation pertaining to faulty medical devices and ensuring accountability of manufacturers for their negligent actions, we are committed to assisting you throughout the legal proceedings.

Our team of Bard PowerPort Injury Lawyers will guide you through every stage of the legal process, including mitigation, legal representation, evidence collection, and damage assessment.

Mitigating Your Bard PowerPort Injuries

If you suspect something is wrong or experience discomfort in the vicinity of your implanted port device, it is imperative that you promptly seek medical attention from your healthcare provider.

Timely intervention is crucial in addressing any potential complications associated with your PowerPort. It is essential to adhere to your doctor’s instructions and take all necessary measures to minimize any future economic impacts stemming from your injury.

When Should I Contact a Bard PowerPort Attorney?

Each state establishes its own deadline, referred to as the statute of limitations, for initiating legal proceedings. Failure to file a lawsuit before this deadline expires, or if your case is not subject to tolling, may result in the forfeiture of your right to pursue justice for your injuries. For this reason, it is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you discover your injuries.

Our diligent and committed team of product liability attorneys possesses the expertise to determine the impact of the statute of limitations on your case, guaranteeing its timely filing.

Gathering Evidence For A Bard PowerPort Lawsuit

In any personal injury lawsuit, evidence holds paramount significance, particularly when dealing with a defective medical device and initiating legal proceedings against the manufacturer.

While your attorney will assist you in collecting and preserving evidence, it is always a good idea to begin gathering evidence on your own at the earliest opportunity.

Common Bard PowerPort lawsuit evidence includes:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Treatment information
  • Employment records
  • Written or video personal accounts of injury
  • Photos and videos of injury progression
  • Testimony from witnesses, such as loved ones

Contact Taylor Martino Rowan: Your Bard PowerPort Injury Lawyers

The legal team specializing in product liability at Taylor Martino Rowan is currently conducting a comprehensive evaluation of Bard PowerPort lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have endured injuries potentially resulting from a flawed design of the power injectable ports catheter.

If you or a family member have sustained injuries caused by Bard PowerPort devices, you may meet the criteria to initiate legal proceedings against the manufacturer of these medical devices by filing a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit.

You can also use the chatbot on this page to find out if you qualify for a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit instantly.

Our legal team operates on a contingency fee structure, ensuring that our clients are not responsible for any legal fees unless they receive compensation for their injuries and related losses.

If you have suffered harm due to a faulty device, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to providing assistance and support to those in need.

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If you suspect that a Bard PowerPort device may have been the cause of your injury, we encourage you to reach out to Taylor Martino Rowan. Through our legal representation, we possess the potential to advocate on your behalf, seeking compensation that can alleviate the financial burdens associated with medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.

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