Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits
Our Bard IVC Filter lawsuit attorneys are currently reviewing cases for patients who were harmed by Bard IVC Filter complications such as migration and fracture. Bard IVC Filter problems can lead to potentially life-threatening injuries and a number of people who have suffered as a result of dangerous Bard IVC Filters have opted to file IVC Filter lawsuits for compensation.
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Bard IVC Filter Problems
Bard IVC Filters such as the Bard G2 IVC Filter and the Bard Recovery IVC Filter models are implanted in patients who cannot take anticoagulant drugs to prevent a pulmonary embolism or blood clot in the lungs. The filters are cone-shaped with legs that extend to intercept blood clots.
In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2010, researchers found the complication rate in Bard G2 IVC Filters to be up to 12%. In addition to these findings, the researchers also found that the rate of complication with Bard G2 IVC Filters grows in relation to the length of time the filter is allowed to stay in place, leading them to believe that the risk of complication can increase with the passage of time. Out of 80 IVC Filter patients studied, 13 patients were found to have at least one IVC fracture. This can lead to pieces of the filter entering the bloodstream and landing in the lungs, liver, and heart.
The risk of IVC Filter fraction or migration was so common in study participants that the researchers made the decision to stop implanting these devices at their institutions. The FDA joins the researchers in urging doctors and patients to thoroughly review the risks associated with the Bard IVC Filters before using them, and to make sure the implants are removed as soon as the risk of a blood clot has passed.
Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits
A number of patients who have suffered injury and the families of patients who died as a result of Bard IVC Filter complications have opted to file defective medical device lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for medical bills and other damages. In these medical product liability lawsuits, attorneys argue that C.R. Bard was aware of the high rate of risks associated with the medical device, but that they continued to make and market the products without properly informing consumers of these risks.
Contact our Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys
If you or someone you love was harmed or killed as a result of implantation with a Bard IVC Filter system, you may be entitled to pursue compensation in a medical product liability lawsuit. Our Bard IVC Filter lawsuit attorneys can help you learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation.