Bard PowerPort Lawsuit Updates

The Bard PowerPort is a medical device implanted under the skin to deliver medication and fluids to the vascular system. Unfortunately, the device allegedly causes serious injuries and infections, including heart damage, necrosis, and blood clots. Lawyers are actively accepting Bard PowerPort lawsuits and expect many more people to file as part of the Multidistrict Litigation against Bard Access Systems Inc. and parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company.

Primary Allegations Against Bard PowerPort

The Bard PowerPort is a combination injection port and catheter that delivers medication and fluids directly to the bloodstream without repeated needle sticks. This device is commonly used to treat patients with conditions such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, and severe autoimmune disease. 

The FDA announced a recall on March 26, 2020, for Bard PowerPort devices. This recall was terminated on February 18, 2022. 

The lawsuits allege that the defendants knew about or should have been aware of the device’s negligent design and manufacturing defects but did not inform patients and medical professionals about the dangers.

Bard PowerPort Defects

Design and manufacturing defects allegedly cause the implanted device to fracture, migrate, and degrade. The injection port is made from silicone, and the catheter is made from Chornoflex AL—a combination of silicone and polyurethane—and contains barium sulfate. Barium sulfate particles can separate from the catheter, migrating through the bloodstream and reducing the integrity of the catheter. The following issues are associated with these defects:

  • Fracture: The product is known to break apart in patients after being implanted. Loose particles can travel through the vascular system, damaging veins and organs and potentially requiring surgical removal. The weakened device can leak, impacting the efficacy of the medication or fluid. 
  • Migration: The catheter can dislodge and travel through the body, creating injuries and requiring surgical removal. 
  • Degradation: As the material degrades, bacteria can enter the bloodstream, causing infection. 

Bard PowerPort Injuries and Complications

According to the Bard PowerPort lawsuit, these defects can lead to severe injuries and complications, including:

Who Qualifies for Filing a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit?

Attorneys are actively filing Bard PowerPort lawsuits, adding to the 106 pending actions. Your client may be eligible to file a lawsuit if their Bard port or catheter device has fractured, migrated, or otherwise failed, causing medical issues such as infection, injury, or pain.

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Bard PowerPort Claims

Lawyers are currently working to bring justice and financial compensation to victims. As with other mass tort cases, Bard PowerPort lawsuits can strain law firm resources, reducing efficiency and causing frustration and stress.

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