IVC Filter Lawsuit Update
Publish Date : 09/30/2015
In August, all pending Interior Vena Cava (IVC) filter litigation was centralized in Texas and Nevada as part of a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). MDLs gather up all pending cases against a common defendant arising out of a similar issue, and place them together in front of one judge for all pretrial motions and discovery.
MDLs are great for plaintiffs because, by centralizing cases, time and money can be saved. This means that those who have been injured by defective medical devices can receive more compensation quicker.
MDLs differ from class action lawsuits because in an MDL, each plaintiff files their own case that is a reflection of the specific harm that has come to them. That means that every plaintiff can receive the compensation that makes sense for them rather than simply being a member of a class.
After all of the cases have been centralized, the first step in an MDL is the Initial Status Conference. This conference allows the parties to inform the court of their issues, and allows everyone to create a plan that will guide the cases going forward. In the IVC Filter MDL, the initial status conference will be held on October 29th.
If you would like to know more about how IVC filters are can be harmful, follow this link.
Now is the time to act if you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted. Many of these products are defective, and the only way to know if you are entitled to compensation is to speak with an IVC filter attorney. We can help. Give us a call at 1-877-542-4646, to get a free confidential case evaluation today.
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