Federal Filings Of IVC Filter Lawsuit Claims Against C.R. Bard And Cook Medical Continue


IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys At Wright & Schulte LLC Are Investigating Claims Alleging IVC Filters Break, Tilt, Migrate And Do Not Prevent Fatal Blood Clots From Occurring.

ivc-filter-lawsuit-cook-medical-ivc-filter-lawsuit-lawyer-attorneyFilings of IVC filter injury lawsuit claims against C.R. Bard Inc. and Cook Medical Inc., rose from a combined total of 189 in October to 222 in November, according to multidistrict litigation (MDL) statistics. The IVC filter lawsuits have common allegations that Cook Medical and Bard failed to disclose that their filters tilt, break and migrate from their initial position of insertion and puncture the heart, lungs or inferior vena cava. The lawsuits contend that IVC filters do not stop blood clots when the devices fail to work properly.

IVC Lawsuit claims against Bard over its Recovery and G2 IVC filters are centralized in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. The number of complaints against Bard rose from 56 as of October 15, to 66 as of November 16.(MDL No. 2641) During that same time, IVC filter complaints against Cook Medical rose from 133 to 222. The claims involving Cook’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters are pending in an MDL in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. (MDL No. 2570)

“The increase in the number of lawsuit filings shows that more men and women are suffering from the failures of IVC filters,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.

The Firm’s IVC Filter Attorneys are offering free IVC lawsuit investigations to anyone who suffered serious IVC filter complications allegedly related to Bard Recovery IVC Filters or Bard 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 small, cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava as a way to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. Since 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two public health alerts about the importance of removing the IVC filters as soon as the risk of blood clots subsides. IVC filters are meant for temporary use and serious complications can occur when the filters remain implanted longer than necessary.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm396377.htm, FDA, May 2014]

Studies have found that IVC filters have high failure rates due to the devices fracturing, tilting, migrating and puncturing organs. For instance, a paper published in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology suggested that all Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC filters showed some degree of vena cava perforation after just 71 days of implantation. In 86 percent of the cases, the researchers observed full perforation of at least one component all the way through the IVC wall. The filters were found to have tilted in 40 percent of cases.
[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21448771, CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, April 2012]

Separate pretrial proceedings are underway for IVC filters lawsuits pending against Cook Medical and Bard. One IVC lawsuit against Bard that was transferred into MDL 2641 in October involved a Missouri woman who alleges her husband died due to complications from his Bard G2 IVC filter. According to the lawsuit, the woman’s husband had the G2 IVC filter implanted in November 2006. However, the device failed by tilting out of its initial position, perforating his inferior vena cava, and did not stop a fatal blood blot from traveling to his heart or lungs. (2:15-cv-02091, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An IVC Filter Lawsuit: 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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