Bard® PowerPort Lawsuit

A Bard® PowerPort™ lawsuit may allow you to take legal action and pursue compensation if you were injured by a PowerPort device. Dozens of lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturer of these devices, alleging they may fail and cause infections, organ damage, and other serious injuries. Call (888) 726-9160 now to see if you may qualify for compensation.

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What Are the Bard PowerPort Lawsuits?

Multiple patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of Bard PowerPort devices, alleging the implantable ports caused injuries after breaking down or migrating within the body.

At least 64 patients have joined the Bard PowerPort lawsuit as of December 2023. The number of claims filed is expected to increase as more victims and their doctors identify PowerPort devices as the potential underlying cause of injuries.

These devices are inserted under the skin, which allows doctors to connect catheters so fluids and medications can be delivered directly into the bloodstream.

However, medical device lawsuits allege the presence of barium sulfate in the catheter ports caused them to break down or crack, leading to internal injuries, infections, and other complications.

Bard PowerPort Complications

Patients and doctors have noted concerns about the integrity of Bard PowerPort devices after a number of medical complications.

Lawsuits claim Bard PowerPort complications may include:

  • Catheter fracture: When an implanted catheter breaks apart, shards could travel through the body and cause internal damage.
  • Catheter migration: If the catheter moves or shifts within the body, it can lead to internal injuries and result in catheter failure.
  • Infection: Cracks that form on the catheter as it begins to break down can allow dangerous bacteria to enter the body, which may lead to serious infections.

If you or a loved one experienced Bard PowerPort complications that resulted in an injury or illness, you may be able to secure the compensation you deserve from a catheter lawsuit. Connect with us now to find out more about pursuing justice.

Eligibility for a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit

You may be eligible to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit if you or a family member:

  • Have or had an implantable port similar to those in the Bard PowerPort series
  • Suffered an injury or illness as a result of the device

If you believe you meet the criteria to file a PowerPort lawsuit, contact our team as soon as possible. State laws limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after an injury, and once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action.

Get started with your Bard PowerPort claim before it’s too late. Call (888) 726-9160 to speak with a member of our team — we can connect you with a top PowerPort attorney if you qualify.

Bard PowerPort Catheter Injuries

When filing a legal claim, an attorney will work to connect the injury you’ve suffered to your Bard PowerPort catheter or implant.

Injuries that may result from Bard PowerPort catheters include:

  • Blood clots
  • Cardiac punctures
  • Hematomas
  • Hemorrhage
  • Infections
  • Lacerated blood vessels
  • Necrosis
  • Organ or tissue perforation
  • Pericardial tamponade
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Sepsis

If you believe you may be experiencing any of these health conditions following the use of a Bard catheter port, talk to your doctor immediately.

Steps to Filing a PowerPort Lawsuit

Filing a Bard PowerPort lawsuit may allow you to secure compensation for your injuries and hold the device manufacturer accountable.

Your legal team will follow these steps to file a PowerPort lawsuit:

  • Free case review: The law firms in our network provide free case reviews to determine if you may be able to take legal action for your injuries.
  • Collect evidence: If you have a case, an attorney will collect key information to build your claim, like notes from your doctor and evidence of PowerPort complications.
  • File your Bard lawsuit: Your lawyer will complete all necessary paperwork and make sure your lawsuit is filed correctly and on time.
  • Negotiate a settlement: After your claim is filed, your attorney will work to negotiate a settlement with the defendants.

If a PowerPower settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer can fight for a favorable verdict on your behalf during a trial.

Bard PowerPort Devices Named in Lawsuits

Patients have identified several Bard PowerPort devices in lawsuits surrounding port catheter injuries.

PowerPort devices named in these lawsuits include:

  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ ISP Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ ClearVUE™ Slim Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ isp M.R.I.™ Implantable Port
  • PowerPort™ M.R.I.™ Implantable Port

Despite these lawsuits, Bard PowerPort devices have maintained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

Bard PowerPort Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

Since every case is unique, potential Bard PowerPort lawsuit settlement amounts will vary depending on a number of different factors.

Bard settlement amounts may be impacted by the:

  • Cost of medical expenses: All of the medical bills you acquire from treating injuries caused by port catheter complications will be considered during settlement negotiations.
  • Severity of your injury: If your injury led to serious or permanent harm, you may receive a higher settlement to compensate you for these lasting impacts.
  • Strength of your evidence: A lawyer will work with your doctor to identify evidence linking your injuries to the PowerPort device, which can strengthen your case and improve your chances of securing compensation.
  • Skills and experience of your lawyer: Attorneys with decades of experience fighting on behalf of clients injured by medical devices have a better chance of maximizing your potential settlement.

The lawyers in our network have recovered over $1.5 billion for victims of dangerous medical devices and medications. If you have a case, they’ll fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

Chat with one of our case managers now to see if you may be eligible to get help from an experienced Bard PowerPort injury lawyer.

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At, we work with top attorneys across the country who may be able to help you file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit.

The PowerPort lawyers in our network:

  • Bring more than 40 years of experience to their work
  • Can handle cases in all 50 states
  • Have recovered over $9.1 billion total for their clients
  • Never charge any upfront or hourly fees

Our legal partners know how scary and expensive an unexpected injury from a medical device can be — and they’re standing by to fight for justice on your behalf, so you can focus on your health and family.

Call (888) 726-9160 now or get a free case review to see if you may be able to pursue compensation from a PowerPort lawsuit.

Port Catheter Lawsuit FAQs

What is the Bard PowerPort implantable port lawsuit?

Bard PowerPort lawsuits are a type of product liability lawsuit filed by people who have been hurt by Bard PowerPort implants. They aim to provide patients with compensation to help pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

These lawsuits are being filed against Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) and its subsidiaries, who are the manufacturers of Bard PowerPort implanted port catheters.

Who makes PowerPort?

Bard PowerPort devices are made by:

  • Bard Access Systems, Inc.
  • C.R. Bard Inc.

C.R. Bard is owned by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

How many people have filed Bard PowerPort lawsuits?

At least 64 people have filed Bard PowerPort catheter lawsuits, and lawyers estimate that many more will follow suit.

If you were injured by a Bard device, it’s not too late to take action and join the PowerPort lawsuit.

What are the complications of a PowerPort catheter?

Lawsuits allege Bard PowerPort devices may fracture or migrate, which can cause injuries like:

  • Blood clots
  • Cardiac punctures
  • Hematomas
  • Hemorrhage
  • Infections
  • Lacerated blood vessels
  • Necrosis
  • Organ or tissue perforation
  • Pericardial tamponade
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Sepsis

How much money can you get from a Bard PowerPort lawsuit?

The amount of money you can get from a Bard PowerPort catheter device lawsuit depends on several factors, like the severity of your injury and the strength of your evidence linking the injury to the device.

At, the attorneys in our network have secured over $1.5 billion for patients who were injured by dangerous medical devices or drugs. They can fight for the maximum compensation available in your case.

What does it cost to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit?

The lawyers we work with charge no upfront or hourly fees to file a PowerPort catheter lawsuit. They work on a contingency fee basis, which means they would take a specified percentage of any money they recover for you.

If they don’t win your case, you pay nothing. 

Call (888) 726-9160 now to speak with one of our compassionate case managers and learn if you may be eligible to file a Bard PowerPort lawsuit. Icon

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