Bard® PowerPort™ Lawsuit

The Bard® PowerPort™ is a group of port catheter devices that are implanted under the skin, so a catheter can deliver medicine into the bloodstream. Multiple patients, however, have filed Bard PowerPort lawsuits claiming they suffered injuries from their device breaking apart or moving after implantation.

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Why Are Patients Filing Bard PowerPort Lawsuits?

The Bard PowerPort system is a group of implantable port devices that can be inserted below the skin and connected to a catheter to deliver medication and fluids to the bloodstream.

However, Bard PowerPort lawsuits have been filed by a number of patients across the country who allege they suffered injuries from their device breaking down or moving after implantation.

Examples of alleged issues with implantable ports include: 

  • Catheter Fracture: If the catheter breaks within the veins, pieces of the catheter may travel throughout the body and cause internal damage. Oftentimes, surgery is required to remove pieces of the catheter.
  • Catheter Migration: If part of the catheter moves or becomes dislodged, it may lead to catheter failure or other injuries.
  • Infections: Over time, the catheter may begin to break down. Small cracks that form on the device can allow bacteria and other pathogens to enter the body.

While all implantable ports may come with some risks, lawsuits claim there may be design elements specific to Bard PowerPort devices that may increase the likelihood of the device breaking down or fracturing.

Issues like these may lead to serious and even deadly injuries. If you have an implantable port and believe it may have caused you harm, contact Sokolove Law now.

Bard PowerPort Devices in Lawsuits

Recent lawsuits against Bard claim the company received multiple adverse event reports (AERs) that highlighted the dangers of their implantable ports, but they failed to adequately warn patients about the potential risks.

Several implantable catheter ports manufactured by Bard have been named in lawsuits, including:

  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ ISP Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ Slim Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ isp M.R.I.™ Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ M.R.I.™ Implantable Port

Bard PowerPort devices remain approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

If you suffered an injury from an implantable catheter port, even one not listed above, our team of experienced product liability lawyers may be able to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

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Who Can File a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Have an implantable port like those in the Bard PowerPort family
  • Later experienced an injury related to the device

State laws, known as statutes of limitations, restrict how long you have to file a legal claim following an injury. It’s very important to reach out to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.  

Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 to see if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and hold the manufacturer of these devices accountable. It costs nothing to speak with our team.

Injuries from Various Bard PowerPort Devices

If an implantable port breaks down or becomes dislodged, serious injuries and infections may follow. If you have a Bard PowerPort device and suffered any of the following injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation:

  • Blood infections
  • Cardiac punctures
  • Hematomas
  • Hemorrhage
  • Infections (sepsis)
  • Lacerated blood vessels
  • Necrosis (death of body tissue)
  • Organ or tissue perforation
  • Pericardial tamponade (pressure from a buildup of fluid around the heart)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboembolism (blood clots)

If you were injured through no fault of your own, you should not be further burdened with expensive medical bills. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

How to File a Bard PowerPort Catheter Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we understand the stress and uncertainty that can accompany an unexpected medical complication.

Our Bard PowerPort attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.

If you have a case, your legal team can:

  • Verify your eligibility to take legal action during a free case review
  • Gather evidence like your medical records and testimony to build a strong case
  • File your catheter lawsuit within any statutes of limitations or state deadlines
  • Negotiate a Bard PowerPort settlement with the defendant(s)
  • Present your case in a court trial if a settlement is unable to be reached

We'll fight hard to get you everything you're entitled to. Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 to get started.

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At Sokolove Law, we are dedicated to holding negligent manufacturers responsible for the harm they cause.

If you believe a Bard PowerPort device may have caused your injury, contact Sokolove Law.

We may be able to fight on your behalf for compensation that can help cover the costs of medical care, lost wages, and more.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms: 

  • Free Legal Consultations: We provide all potential clients with a free consultation to determine whether or not they may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
  • No Financial Risk: There are no out-of-pocket or upfront costs to work with our Bard PowerPort lawyers — we only get paid if you do.
  • Decades of Experience: For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped clients in all 50 states pursue justice and hold the companies responsible for their injuries accountable.
  • Track Record of Results: We’ve secured over $1.5 Billion for our clients affected by dangerous medical devices and prescription drugs.
  • Offices & Attorneys Nationwide: As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help with your case wherever you may be in the United States.

Let our PowerPort attorneys get you the money you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now to speak with a member of our team.

Bard Implantable Ports Lawsuit FAQs

How much does it cost to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or hourly costs to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

Our team only gets paid if your case successfully results in compensation, so there's no financial risk to taking legal action.

Who is the manufacturer of Bard PowerPorts?

Bard PowerPorts have been made by Bard Access Systems, Inc. and C.R. Bard Inc., which is now owned by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

Have Bard PowerPorts been recalled?

No. However, a product does not need to be recalled in order for consumers to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

If you or a loved one think you sustained an injury from an implantable port device like those made by Bard, call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212.

Our team can answer any questions you have and determine if you may be eligible to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

What injuries can be caused by Bard PowerPorts?

Lawsuits allege that the catheter port material of certain Bard PowerPort devices may crack or break apart while still inside the body, potentially causing infections and other injuries.

Alleged injuries from implantable port devices have included: 

  • Blood clots
  • Blood infections
  • Cardiac punctures
  • Hematomas
  • Lacerated blood vessels
  • Necrosis (death of body tissue)
  • Pulmonary embolism

If the device becomes dislodged, surgery may also be required. The costs of medical care and lost wages from missed work can add up quickly.

Thankfully, our PowerPort lawyers may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf.

Contact Sokolove Law to learn if you may have a case.

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Last modified: February 1, 2024

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