Plaintiff’s Autobiography ‘Relevant’ to Bard IVC Action, Calif. Federal Judge Rules

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SAN DIEGO — A California federal magistrate judge has ruled that an autobiography written by the plaintiff in a C.R. Bard IVC filter case is relevant to her action because it may “may rebut or bolster her claims about her limitations and the extent of her injuries.”

In a Jan. 25 order, Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California further found that “any physical activities or limitations, or emotional distress described in plaintiff’s autobiography are clearly important factors for evaluating and resolving pertinent issues.”

Linda Cooley was implanted with Bard’s first-generation …


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