Philly Jury Hits Vein Filter Co. With $34M Defect Award

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A Philadelphia jury returned a $33.7 million verdict on Monday after agreeing that Rex Medical LP had defectively designed a clot-catching vein filter that perforated a major blood vessel and became permanently lodged inside a woman’s body. Jurors sided with claims from Georgia resident Tracy Reed-Brown that defects in Rex’s so-called Option filter, which was […]

Did Forged Signature Clear Way for Dangerous Blood-Clot Filter? – NBC News

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In 2002, medical giant C.R. Bard recruited Kay Fuller, a veteran regulatory specialist, to help secure FDA clearance for its Recovery blood clot filter, after the agency had turned down a previous application. The Recovery, a one-and-a-half-inch metal trap, was designed to sit inside a major vein, the vena cava, and block blood clots from […]