If you or a loved one need long-term intravenous (IV) therapy, such as medication, nutrition, or blood transfusion, you may have heard of Bard Implanted Port Catheter devices. These are implantable devices that provide easy and convenient access to your bloodstream. However, some patients claim they suffered severe injuries when the device fractured, migrated, or became infected.
If you have experienced injuries or complications from a Bard Implanted Port Catheter device, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device.
A lawsuit can help you seek compensation for your emotional, medical, and economical injuries including:
A lawsuit can also hold the manufacturer accountable for its negligence and failure to warn consumers of the risks of its product. To find out if you qualify for a lawsuit, contact us today. We can evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options.
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A Bard Implanted Port Catheter device is a medical device that consists of two parts: a port and a catheter. The port is a small metal or plastic chamber that is implanted under the skin of your chest. The port has an access point, called a septum, that can be punctured with a special needle. The catheter is a thin tube connected to the port, and it is typically implanted into a large vein near your heart. The catheter allows fluids and medications to flow into your bloodstream and blood samples to be drawn out.
The Bard "PowerPort" models are designed to be power-injectable, which means that they can withstand high-pressure injections, such as contrast agents for CT scans. The port has specific features, including three raised "palpation bumps," to help doctors and nurses identify it as a power-injectable device.
Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of some patients who have suffered serious injuries and complications from the Bard Implanted Port Catheter device due to its defective design and inadequate warnings, among other things. Problems that may occur with a Bard Implanted Port Catheter device include but are not limited to:
Device fracture and migration: The catheter may crack or break, causing pieces of it to travel through the bloodstream and potentially cause organ damage or perforation. Device fracturing usually requires surgery to remove the broken pieces, repair the damage, and remove the defective device.
Infection: The port and/or the catheter may become infected. The catheter is made of a mixture of barium sulfate that breaks down upon contact with your bloodstream, degrading the catheter and harboring bacteria. This can cause fever, chills, redness, swelling, pain, or pus around the port site. In severe cases, the infection may spread to other parts of the body. Infection often requires antibiotic treatment and removal of the defective device.
Numerous models of Bard Implanted Port Catheter devices have been involved in patient complaints, including:
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