In Phoenix, a woman that was injured by her defective C.R. Bard G2 filter has been awarded $3.6 million. This was the first bellwether multidistrict litigation of its kind regarding a Bard device. The injured party, Sherr-Una Booker, was implanted with a defective C.R. Bard G2 filter in 2007. Booker experienced a range of negative side effects when her IVC filter fractured and as a result migrated from its initial location and perforated her vena cava.
As it was explained at the onset of this trial there were two phases of litigation. In the first phase, the federal jurors ultimately ruled for $2 million in compensatory damages, Bard being deemed 80 percent ($1.6 million) at fault and an unnamed party doctor 20 percent at fault. In the second phase, the injured party was also awarded $2 million in punitive damages.
At the end of April, C.R. Bard moved for a new trial regarding this decision.