Filings of C.R. Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Continue With 709 Injury Cases Pending In MDL


Hundreds of IVC Filter Lawsuits Have Been Filed Alleging Similar Injuries Due to Cook Medical’s Gunther Tulip and Celect Filters Failing

Bard-IVC-Filter-LawsuitBard IVC filter lawsuits: Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm representing men and women from around the country who have been injured by defective medical devices, notes the continued growth of the personal injury litigation involving C.R. Bard, Inc.’s Recovery and G2 inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. IVC Filter lawsuits allege the recovery and G2 filters can migrate causing peroration to the heart and lungs, hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, puncturing of the perforation of the inferior vena cava and other serious injuries. fracturing, tilting it can puncture the heart and lungs, and perforating the inferior vena cava. The complaints further state that when the filters fail, the IVCs do not stop blood clots. According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), at least 709 Bard IVC filter lawsuits are now pending in the federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, where all federal lawsuits involving the devices have been centralized. (In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)

The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently representing clients in IVC filter lawsuits. The firm urge those who believe they have suffered injuries from IVC filters to contact the firm for a free legal consultation. “We speak to men and women who have been harmed by medical devices everyday Our staff feels strongly about helping them get the restitution they deserve so that they can recover from their injuries and losses.” Richard Schulte, founding partner of Wright & Schulte LLC.

The IVC filters at the center of this litigation are small, cage-like devices indicated for the prevention of pulmonary embolism. Once the filters are inserted into the inferior vena cava, they capture any blood clots that have broken loose before they can travel to the heart and lungs. The Bard Recovery and G2 products are retrievable filters, and it is recommended that they be removed once a patient is no longer at risk for blood clots.

In 2015, NBC News aired a series of investigative reports that suggested C.R. Bard was aware of complications associated with the G2 and Recovery filters, hundreds of which resulted in serious patient injuries or deaths. A 2010 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine also suggested the Bard Recovery filter failure rate was 25%, while the G2 failure rate was around 12%. However, the company has never recalled the filters or issued any warnings regarding these risks.

Court records indicate that 654 additional IVC lawsuits that put forth similar allegations in regards to Cook Medical, Inc.’s Celect and Gunther Tulip retrievable filters are pending in a second multidistrict litigation now moving forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Among other things, the complaints cite findings that appeared in a 2012 issue of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology which suggested Cook IVC filters exhibited some degree of vena cava perforation within just 71 days of insertion. Full perforation of at least one component all the way through the inferior vena cava wall was observed in 86% of the cases. The filters were also found to have tilted in 40% of cases. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc. IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2570)

According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2014, retrievable IVC filters have been associated with more 900 adverse events, including instances of filters migrating, fracturing, and components breaking off and puncturing the lungs, heart or other organs. The FDA noted that many of these complications might have been avoided if the filters had been removed once a patient was no longer at risk for blood clots.

The IVC filter lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are offering free legal evaluations to anyone who believed they have suffered serious IVC filter complications. To learn more about filing an IVC filter lawsuit against C.R. Bard or Cook Medical, please contact the firm today by completing the online form at, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.

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 or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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