Bard IVC Filter Recall?
A lthough there has been no Bard IVC Filter recall as of yet, a Bard IVC Filter recall may be reviewed by the FDA due to an unexpectedly high rate of migration and fracture associated with Bard IVC filters. Many IVC Filter patients have suffered serious injury or even death.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a Bard IVC filter, you may be entitled to pursue compensation in a medical product liability lawsuit. Contact a Bard IVC filter lawyer to discuss your rights in a free legal consultation. Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to speak to a Bard IVC Filter lawyer personally.
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Bard IVC Filter Problems
In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Dr. William Nicholson and his team, 80 patients who had either a Bard Recovery IVC filter or a Bard G2 IVC filter were evaluated. It was found that the patients’ Bard IVC filters had been in place for an average of 50 months, when the filter is only designed to be in place for 24 months. As a result of this, a number of the patients has fractures in their Bard IVC filter. It was also found that an abnormally high rate of Bard IVC filter complications.
Since 2005, the FDA has received more than 900 reports of Bard IVC filter fracture. This information and the results of the recent study have lead to a more extensive review of the Bard IVC filter systems in question.
Bard IVC Filter Injuries
Bard IVC filters can be victim to a number of problems or complications that may lead to serious injury or death. Some of the most prominent Bard IVC filter problems reported to the FDA include:
- The filter migrates, or changes position
- The filter becomes lodged in the body
- The filter may perforate an organ, vessel, or tissue
- The filter may fracture or break loose and travel to other organs such as the heart and lungs
- The filter may become blocked
- The filter may not be removable
These noted Bard IVC filter complications may lead to serious or life-threatening injuries, such as:
- Cardiac tamponade
- Heart perforation
- Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion
- Lung perforation
- Vena cava puncture
- Ventricular tachycardia
Bard IVC Filter Recall
At this time, the FDA is planning to review the safety and failure rate of Bard IVC filters to determine whether a recall of this potentially dangerous medical device is necessary. Physicians are now advised to make all patients aware of the risks associated with these devices. They should also be prepared to remove any Bard IVC filters as soon as the risk of clotting has passed.
Contact a Bard IVC Filter Recall Lawyer
A number of people who have suffered injury or loss as a result of Bard IVC filters have opted to file dangerous medical device product liability lawsuits against C.R. Bard, claiming that the company failed to warn patients and doctors of the risks associated with this product. If you or someone you love was injured after being implanted with a Bard IVC filter, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact a Bard IVC filter recall lawyer at our product liability law firm today to learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation.