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Bard PowerPort® Injury Lawyers

If you’ve suffered complications from the Bard PowerPort® implantable port device, you may be entitled to compensation. Get connected with Bard Powerport® injury lawyers in your area to discover your legal options.

What Is the Bard PowerPort® Device?

The Bard PowerPort® device is an implantable port designed for patients requiring frequent venous access for therapies like medication infusion, I.V. fluids, parenteral nutrition, and blood product administration, as well as for drawing blood samples. They are commonly used for chemotherapy in cancer patients. 

The Bard PowerPort® Device consists of two parts:

  1. The Injection Port: implanted underneath the skin on an arm, or in the chest, the injection port allows easy access for injections and is made of a self-sealing material that allows multiple needle punctures.
  2. The Polyurethane Catheter: a small, flexible tube connected to the port, and is installed inside one of the large central veins that take blood to your heart.

What Is the Problem with Bard PowerPorts®?

The Bard PowerPort® has been associated with various complications and defects. 

Issues reported include: 

  • Device fractures and migrations, leading to serious health issues.
  • Blood clots, infections, and embolisms, which can be life-threatening.
  • Pinch-off syndrome, where the catheter becomes compressed, potentially leading to blockages and fractures of the device.
  • Bloodstream infections, embolisms, and deep vein thrombosis as complications ranging from minor to severe.
  • Catheter fractures, causing severe injuries including medication leakage and broken catheter pieces entering the vein.
  • Catheter migration, leading to complications such as infection, malfunction, perforation, hemorrhage, thrombosis, and neurological issues.
  • Catheter infections, which can develop into sepsis or septic shock, potentially life-threatening conditions.
  • Allergic reactions, bleeding, and a wide range of injuries from air embolism to vascular thrombosis.
  • Serious complications including arrhythmia, bloody cough, chest pain, confusion, fever, headaches, pinch-off syndrome, sepsis, shortness of breath, and urinary changes.

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Do You Qualify for a Bard PowerPort® Lawsuit?

To file a Bard PowerPort® lawsuit, individuals generally need to meet specific criteria related to the complications they’ve experienced from the device. 

To qualify, you must have a had a Bard PowerPort® implantable/injectable catheter implanted after 2007, and experienced device fracture/migration causing:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blood clot
  • Organ/vessel perforation
  • Infection of bloodstream (Sepsis)
  • Necrosis (death of tissue)

Other requirements (which can vary by jurisdiction) may include:

  • Medical Documentation: Providing thorough medical records documenting the implantation of the Bard PowerPort®, the complications experienced, and any treatments or surgeries undertaken as a result is crucial.
  • Statute of Limitations: Legal actions are subject to time limits known as the statute of limitations, which vary by state. Potential plaintiffs need to file their lawsuit within this timeframe to be eligible for compensation.

If you believe you may qualify to file a Bard PowerPort® lawsuit, consult with a lawyer. A lawyer will be able to provide a detailed case evaluation, help gather necessary documentation, and guide you through the legal process.

About White Heart Legal

White Heart Legal is dedicated to supporting individuals who have suffered unjust harm from medical device complications. We advocate for the ethical responsibility of medical device manufacturers to openly disclose potential side effects to consumers. As a result, we bridge the gap between affected individuals across the nation and trusted Bard PowerPort® injury attorneys known for their success in securing rightful compensation in comparable instances.