IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege The Filters Fail To Trap Blood Clots Due ToTilting, Fracturing And Migrating.
As IVC filter lawsuits continue in the United States, Health Canada has issued a blood clot filter risk alert to healthcare providers. On Health Canada’s list of affected products are inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by C.R. Bard Inc. and Cook Medical Inc. Both companies are facing IVC filter lawsuits in the United States that allege their IVC filters can migrate, fracture, puncture the heart, lung and inferior vena cava and fail to prevent blood clots which can lead to death.
Health Canada said it has received 121 reports since June 6, 2016, of IVC filters being associated with such serious complications as filter fracture and fragment embolization, perforation of the heart and inferior vena cava and death. Many of the complications occurred after the IVC filters remained implanted for more than 30 days, according to the regulatory agency. Health Canada encouraged health care professionals to participate in clinical studies or develop plans for long-term follow-up of patients implanted with IVC filters. The federal agency now requires IVC manufacturers to collect post-market data for licensed IVC filters.
“Health Canada’s concerns over IVC filters and complications that occur with the medical devices mirror those in the United States,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.
The IVC filter lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are offering free lawsuit investigations to anyone who suffered serious IVC filter complications allegedly related to C.R. Bard’s Recovery IVC Filters or G2 IVC filters, as well as Cook Medical’s Celect IVC Filters and Günther Tulip IVC filters. To learn more about filing an IVC Filter lawsuit, please contact the firm today by completing the online form on the right, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.
IVC filters are used to prevent pulmonary embolism. The small cage-like devices are implanted in a large vein, called the inferior vena cava, which carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. IVC filters are intended for short-term use to trap blood clots and prevent them from traveling to the lungs.
Like Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued safety alerts over IVC filters. In 2010, the FDA said it had received 921 adverse event reports involving IVC filters migrating, fracturing, perforating the inferior vena cava, and components detaching from the filter. The federal agency recommended doctors remove an IVC filter between 29 or 54 days after it has been implanted or as soon as protection from a pulmonary embolism is no longer needed.
Court documents indicate that a multidisitrict litigation (MDL) has been established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana for lawsuits filed on behalf of patients implanted with Cook Medical’s Celect IVC filters and Günther Tulip IVC filters. Additionally, the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona houses an MDL for blood clot filter complaints involving C.R. Bard’s Recovery IVC filters and G2 IVC filters. The IVC filter lawsuits similarly allege that IVC filters made by Cook Medical and C.R. Bard have design defects that cause them to migrate, fracture, tilt, perforate the heart, lungs and vena cava and cause hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart). The IVC complaints further contend the companies failed to warn of the serious injuries associated with their devices. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL No. 2570) (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
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