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Alleged Forgery and Missing Information at C.R. Bard

Posted on February 2, 2016

Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard has come under scrutiny for several of its products. First, there was the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter, a spider-like metal device used to keep blood clots from entering the heart and lungs. So far, Bard’s IVC filters have been linked to 27 deaths and hundreds of other injuries. Bard’s IVC filters were originally rejected for a approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. It was then that the giant corporation hired veteran regulatory specialist to help secure FDA approval for the devices. The specialist had concerns about the safety of the filters and refused to sign off their safety. She was removed from the team.

Here’s the catch: her signature appears on a document testifying to the safety of IVC filters that eventually led to FDA approval. The specialist swore to NBC News that she never signed the document and that the company didn’t show her important performance safety test results.

In 2015, C.R. Bard was taken to court over complications resulting from a transvaginal mesh they manufacture. Bard has agreed to pay $200 million to settle roughly 3,000 cases related to the transvaginal mesh. This was just one of many multimillion dollar settlements Bard has had to pay because of this device.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a faulty medical device, you need to consult an medical malpractice attorney. Farah & Farah is ready to fight companies like C.R. Bard. Call us for a free consultation at (800) 533-3555.