IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys At Wright & Schulte LLC Are Representing Clients Who Have Experienced Dislocation, Fracture And Migration Of IVC Filters.
IVC filter lawsuit filings continue against Cook Medical with a complaint filed on behalf of a Pennsylvania man who alleges his IVC filter fractured and became embedded in his heart. The lawsuit joins over 500 IVC filter complaints filed nationwide after people started suffering from punctured organs or blood clots allegedly due to Cook Medical’s Celect IVC filter and Günther Tulip IVC filters breaking, tilting, migrating or perforating the heart, lungs and inferior vena cava (IVC).
“The fracturing of Cook Medical’s IVC filters is a common allegation found in IVC filter complaints filed against the company,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, which is investigating potential IVC lawsuit claims.The IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently offering free legal evaluations to those who believe they or their loved ones may have sustained injuries from IVC filters implanted to prevent blood clots. To learn more, please contact the IVC Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte today by calling 1-800-399-0795 or through yourlegalhelp.com.
According to the complaint, a retrievable Cook Celect IVC filter was implanted in the plaintiff in June 2012 and his doctor said that follow-up medical care was not needed. However, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised doctors to remove IVC filters between 29 and 54 days or when the risk of blood clots subside. The complaint said that the filter tilted and one of the filter’s arms broke and migrated to his heart. The plaintiff had to undergo surgery in December 2015 to remove the medical device. The IVC filter lawsuit contended the plaintiff’s doctor, who is also named as a defendant, failed to remove the filter as per the FDA’s recommendation. (Case No. 2016-SU-140671, Court of Common Pleas, County of York, Pennsylvania)
Retrievable IVC filters are small, spider-like medical devices implanted in the inferior vena cava, a major vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. The filters have struts or “legs” that capture blood clots to prevent them from reaching the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. Since 2010, the FDA has issued two warnings about IVC filters after receiving reports of IVC filters, moving from the original position of implantation, tilting, breaking and puncturing the vena cava, heart and other organs. The FDA indicated that problems with IVC filters occur because the devices remain implanted longer than necessary.
Cook’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters are prone to puncture the vena cava within 71 days after being implanted, according to a study published in April 2012 in the Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology. Researchers found at least one component had punctured the IVC wall in 86 percent of the cases observed.
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Cook Medical IVC Filter Lawsuits
In addition to IVC filings in state courts, federal Cook Medical IVC lawsuits have been centralized in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana for coordinated pretrial proceedings. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2570) Cook Medical is not the only IVC filter manufacturer facing lawsuits. IVC filter lawsuits are also being filed against C.R. Bard over the company’s Recovery and G2 filters. Cases filed in federal court against Bard have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2641) According to court documents, the IVC filter lawsuits allege that Cook Medical and Bard hid the health risks associated with their devices from the public.
About Wright & Schulte LLC And IVC Filter Lawsuits
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free IVC filter lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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