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Bard SlimPort Injury Attorneys

The SlimPort by manufacturer Bard Access is an implanted port device typically installed in patients who require regular access to a vein for radiation treatments, antibiotics, and other IV treatments. Although it is a fairly common device, some cases have shown that it can have potentially dangerous complications.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a Bard SlimPort implanted port device, contact the Bard Slimport injury lawyers at Dickerson Oxton Law Firm immediately. Injured victims may be eligible for significant compensation from the manufacturers for their negligence.

Why Choose Us?

At the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm, our Bard Slimport injury attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and knowhow to assist those that have been injured by dangerous and/or defective medical devices.

  • We have a reputation for success, securing favorable outcomes in more than 98% of the cases we represent.
  • We are committed to client satisfaction, ensuring we listen to you and your needs before formulating a comprehensive legal strategy.
  • We represent clients on a contingency fee arrangement, with no initial fees or upfront costs. You only pay for legal services if we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

What is the Bard SlimPort?

The Bard SlimPort is one of many implanted port devices manufactured by Bard Access Systems, Inc. Also known as a port-a-cath, these implanted port devices allow medical professionals easy access to your vein for convenient medications and treatments. The SlimPort is, as its name suggests, a smaller, more compact version of the standard implanted port device. It has a smaller footprint and lower profile for greater comfort to the patient.

What Are The Issues With the SlimPort?

Some common issues that arise with the SlimPort are primarily due to the devices’ high risk of catheter failure – the tube in the vein that allows easy access for injections and transfusions. Some of the most dangerous instances of catheter failure include:

  • Catheter fracture. The catheter within the vein may break off due to flex fatigue. This can cause shards of the catheter to travel throughout the bloodstream, which can lead to serious internal injuries.
  • Infection. Regular use and wear and tear of the catheter can compromise its integrity, potentially resulting in cracks developing along the catheter. This can let in bacteria and other infectious pathogens for a greater risk of infection in the surrounding tissues.
  • Catheter migration. In some instances, the catheter may not break off, but rather become dislodged completely. In these cases, the catheter can migrate to other parts of the body, causing complications.

Who is Liable?

If you or a loved one develops complications due to a Bard SlimPort, the liable parties will most likely be the manufacturer, Bard Access. It has been found that the catheter used in Bard port devices may not be as durable as required, resulting in a greater chance of failure. This could easily be remedied by coatings or additives to reinforce the catheter – yet Bard Access has failed to do so.

If an injury occurs due to this decision, Bard Access may be legally held accountable for the resultant damages – and they may be responsible for compensating you.

How Dickerson Oxton Can Help

At the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm, our attorneys provide the support and legal help necessary to file your claim against any dangerous or defective medical devices. When you retain us, we handle all the legal work while you can focus on healing and recovery. This includes:

  • Gathering evidence and investigating your case.
  • Determining the liable parties and pursuing them for compensation.
  • Seeking medical professionals and other expert witnesses to substantiate your injuries.
  • Finding other patients who may have had similar experiences to further solidify your claim.
  • Negotiating on your behalf with the responsible parties – and taking them to trial if you fail to come to a reasonable settlement.
  • Ultimately, we are here to provide you support and peace of mind during this difficult time.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Bard SlimPort implanted port device, please contact us immediately. Our law firm is committed to pursuing justice on behalf of people thathave been wrongfully injured due to the negligence of another.

Reach out to our Bard SlimPort injury lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation by phone at (816) 268-1960 or via our online contact form. Our attorneys understand the complex nature of these cases and are here to help.

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