Bard PowerPort Lawsuit – Catheter FailureBard Access Systems, Inc. makes PowerPort, an implantable port catheter device. Medical staff can use the port to conveniently access a patient’s veins to administer medication and fluids. The PowerPort, however, can cause problems. Patients implanted with this device may have a higher risk of developing complications, or risk of being injured by the catheter when it fails.
Our law firm is investigating PowerPort lawsuits for anyone who developed complications or was injured by catheter failure.
Anyone who has been injured by catheter migration might be entitled to compensation for related injuries.
High Risk of Fracture
The Bard PowerPort is thought to be defective for its high risk of catheter fracture, which can trigger infection and cause the device to migrate inside the body.
Bard PowerPort Injuries include:
- Blood clots
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Bloodstream infection
Contact our law firm for a free legal consultation if you have been injured by the Bard PowerPort device. We have brought substantial financial compensation to thousands of clients in multiple medical device cases, and we stand ready to investigate claims in this device litigation.
The Bard PowerPort is a special implanted port device designed to withstand higher injection pressures compared with a normal port. Bard promotes it as ideal for injecting fluids which require rapid injection. The company says the device allows medical personnel to easily access a patient’s bloodstream for medicinal injections.
Bard’s PowerPort Parts:
- The Port is implanted beneath the skin on an arm or in the chest. Designed to allow easy injections’ access, the port is made of a self-sealing material to accommodate multiple needle punctures.
- The Catheter is a small flexible tube connected to the port. It lies inside one of the large central veins that move blood to the heart.
Using the Bard PowerPort
Medical personnel must utilize a special needle – the PowerLoc needle – to reach the bloodstream via the PowerPort. The needle delivers medicine and fluids to the patient, and it can also draw blood samples.
An imperfect device, the PowerPort can be compromised by issues that commonly affect other port-a-cath devices. The PowerPort can fracture, cause infection, and it can migrate in the body.
Catheter Fracture Complications, Injuries
Serious injuries can result from different PowerPort complications. A fractured catheter can cause significant internal damage, as broken catheter pieces can circulate in a patient’s bloodstream.
In all cases, there is a high possibility of requiring emergency surgery to remove any fractured pieces and properly treat all affected organs.
Catheter Fracture Injuries:
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Pulmonary embolism
- Cardiac Punctures
- Blood Clots
- Lacerations to blood vessels
Complications From a Catheter Infection
An infection caused by a catheter can lead to serious consequences, because the immune system can struggle with pathogens that reside in a catheter.
Left untreated, a catheter infection can trigger several serious, potentially life-threatening problems.
Catheter Infection Injuries include 1) infections of the bloodstream, 2) swelling, tenderness, soreness at the PowerPort site, 3) necrosis of tissues around the PowerPort.
Injured by a Bard PowerPort?
An experienced medical device injury lawyer may be able to help. Evidence for medical device injury cases may include:
- Medical bills
- Other receipts associated with the injury
- Medical records
- Treatment information
- Employment records
- Written or video accounts of personal injury
- Photos or videos of injury evidence
- Testimony from witnesses such as loved ones or medical professionals
Free Legal Consultation
Our experienced medical device attorneys stand ready to fight for anyone injured by a Bard PowerPort catheter. In the event that we are unable to negotiate a settlement with medical device defendants, we have set the legal industry standard for years in taking such cases to court should the need arise.
We work on a contingency fee basis. We recover our own expenses and take a percentage of a claimant’s case only if and when we are able to win compensation for our client. If we fail to achieve compensation for a given client, we cover all of the expenses on the case, and the client pays nothing.
There is no cost up front for any client of ours. The only thing a client risks with us is the time it takes to speak with us on the phone, answer our inquiries, fill out necessary legal paperwork, and perhaps help us gather evidence, per above, for the case.
Call 888-520-5202, or email us now for your free legal consultation.