Bard PowerPort Lawyer

Quick and easy access to a patient’s veins is critical. Medical professionals use catheters to administer antibiotics or fluids, take blood samples, and perform transfusions. Since healthcare providers insert catheters into the body, the catheter must be reliable and safe. But, sometimes, these catheters prove more hazardous than helpful. For example, medical device manufacturer Penumbra recalled one of its catheter models after multiple complications. Now, patients report serious injuries caused by another catheter device, the Bard PowerPort.  

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals harmed by the Bard PowerPort device. 

What is the Bard PowerPort Device? 

The Bard PowerPort is an implantable port created by Bard Access Systems, Inc. This implantable port is roughly the size of a quarter and carries medicine into the bloodstream. Medical professionals insert PowerPort beneath the skin of the arm or chest. Next, doctors connect the PowerPort to a catheter placed inside the large vein that carries blood to the heart. The Bard PowerPort is ideal for those who require frequent or long-term IV treatments. Medical professionals take blood or give medicine through a special needle that accesses the port. 

Bard claims that the PowerPort can withstand higher injection pressure and rapid injections compared to other port devices. 

Bard PowerPort Complications 

Since 2019, reports have surfaced concerning dangerous complications associated with the Bard PowerPowerport. Patients with a Bard PowerPort may experience: 

  • Catheter fracture – this occurs when the catheter breaks inside of the vein.  
  • Infection – bacteria may enter small cracks in the catheter. It is difficult for the body to fight pathogens inside the catheter. 
  • Catheter migration – the whole catheter dislodges from the original placement and ravels throughout the body. 

Bard PowerPort Injuries

Catheter fracture, infection, and catheter migration can result in significant and sometimes fatal adverse health effects. These issues caused by PowerPort failure may result in: 

  • Blood clots
  • Hematomas 
  • Cardiac punctures
  • Necrosis of tissue surrounding port 
  • Lacerations to blood vessels 
  • Pulmonary embolism 
  • Emergency surgery
  • Bloodstream infections
  • Death 

Do I Qualify for a Bard PowerPort Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the Bard PowerPort, you may qualify for a Bard PowerPort lawsuit. A Bard PowerPort lawsuit can help you recover compensation for: 

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and 
  • Other economic losses related to your injury

Healthcare providers use the Bard PowerPort to create a smoother and more comfortable IV experience. Bard Access Systems, Inc. claims that the PowerPort saves patients from repeated injections. But, the easier access comes at a hefty cost for some patients. Lawsuits allege the Bard PowerPort is more susceptible to catheter failure and complications. 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.