Bard PowerPort Lawsuits
As more patients come forward with Bard PowerPort lawsuits, we want to share some important information to help others. Do you have a damaged or defective Bard PowerPort? Contact an attorney for a free legal consultation.
What Is Bard PowerPort?
Bard PowerPort is a surgically implanted catheter device. The device allows for easier delivery of medications, nutrition, and treatments directly into the bloodstream through a small tube under the surface of the skin. This device can also make it easier for blood withdrawals.
Beckton, Dickenson and Company makes Bard PowerPort. The device is implanted below the skin with a catheter tube inserted into a blood vessel. The FDA approved the first PowerPort device in the year 2000. Since then, there have been small changes and modifications to the design.
The PowerPort catheter has a problem, either in the design or manufacturer that has caused serious complications – and even death – for some patients. When compared to similar products, the Bard PowerPort has a higher rate of failure.
The catheter tubing is known to crack and break. This can lead to leaks, infections, and small pieces of tubing passing to other areas of the body.
When the small pieces of tubing move to other parts of the body, this is called ‘migration.’ Migration of the small pieces of tubing can cause blockage and/or damage to the heart.
Infections and sepsis are problems experienced by patients. Serious infections require extensive medical treatment.
Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis are serious complications. Clots and DVT can lead to pulmonary embolism, heart attack, kidney failure, and more.
When a person has or needs a port catheter device, they already have some serious health issue(s). Even minor issues have the capacity to cause serious harm to an already weakened patient.
Bard PowerPort Recall
In March 2020, the FDA required Bard to recall certain defective PowerPort devices. The recall ended in May 2022. However, any patients harmed by a Bard PowerPort device may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
Bard PowerPort Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered harm from a PowerPort device, talk to an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your options and protect your rights.
Haggerty Silverman & Justice has been helping injured people for decades. Contact us today for a free consultation with an injury attorney. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.