Bard’s PowerPort device, an implantable port used for intravenous chemotherapy and fluid administration, is facing a potential wave of lawsuits due to alleged complications. Currently, a dozen cases have been filed alleging defective chemotherapy ports, but OnderLaw predicts a significantly larger number, given the estimated number of implanted devices and Bard’s market share.
The lawsuits claim that defective PowerPort implantable port devices crack or break, leading to infections and emergency surgeries.
Bard’s PowerPort device is primarily used for the treatment of various medical conditions requiring intravenous chemotherapy, nutrition, and other fluid administration. This medical device is implanted beneath the skin and is supposed to provide a convenient and efficient means of delivering necessary medications and fluids directly into the patient’s bloodstream. The PowerPort device is commonly used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to support patients undergoing cancer treatments and other medical therapies that require regular and reliable intravenous access.
Why File a PowerPort Injury Lawsuit?
These ports have a significantly high complication rate. Unfortunately, it is often only due to lawsuits like these that companies are held accountable and forced to change the way they do business. With compelling evidence and an alarming number of potential victims, the lawsuits against Bard’s PowerPort device demand attention and accountability.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Unfortunately, those who have suffered harm from these defective ports are faced with statutes of limitations when filing claims. These state laws dictate how long after an injury a person has to file a lawsuit. Once the time period has expired, there is likely no legal recourse.
How Long Does It Take to Win My Case?
There is never a guarantee in law, and a multitude of events could happen between the time you file and the time a case is concluded.
The potential outcomes of a personal injury lawsuit can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Here are some possible outcomes:
1. Settlement: Parties involved in a personal injury lawsuit may reach a settlement agreement before the case goes to trial. This involves the defendant agreeing to compensate the plaintiff for their injuries and damages. Settlements can save time, expenses, and provide a quicker resolution.
2. Trial Verdict: If the case proceeds to trial, a verdict will be determined by a judge or jury. If the plaintiff prevails, the defendant may be required to provide compensation for the injuries and damages suffered. The amount awarded will depend on various factors, such as the severity of the injuries, impact on the plaintiff’s life, and the extent of negligence or liability established.
3. Appeals: Either party may choose to appeal the court’s decision if they believe there were legal errors or other grounds for appeal. This could lead to a review of the case by a higher court, potentially resulting in the modification, reversal, or affirmation of the original decision.
4. Dismissal: In some cases, the court may dismiss the lawsuit if it determines that there is insufficient evidence or legal grounds to proceed. This typically means that the plaintiff’s claim is not substantiated or falls outside the jurisdiction of the court.
It’s important to note that each case is unique, and outcomes can vary. Consulting with a qualified attorney at OnderLaw can help provide a better understanding of the potential outcomes based on the specific details of the personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died due to a defective Bard PowerPort catheter, contact OnderLaw. We’re here to help. Together, we’re changing the way corporations do business.