IVC Filter Lawsuit News: C.R. Bard Disregarded Study On High Failure Rate Of Its Recovery IVC Filter


IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys At Wright & Schulte LLC Are Evaluating Potential IVC Lawsuits Alleging C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC Filters And Cook Medical’s Celect And Günther Tulip IVC Filters Are Prone to Migrate, Fracture, Tilt, Perforate the Inferior Vena Cava, And Cause Death.

ivc-filter-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney-cook-bardAs IVC filter lawsuit claims continue to be filed against C.R. Bard over its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, NBC News reported that Bard knew in 2004 about the high failure rate of its Recovery IVC filter but continued to sell the device. IVC filter side-effects lawsuits filed against Bard make similar claims that the company’s Recovery and G2 filters fail due to the devices migrating in other parts of the body, fracturing, tilting, puncturing the heart and lungs, and perforating the inferior vena cava. When the filters fail, the IVCs do not stop blood clots, the complaints say.

According to the NBC News investigation, Bard hired an outside consultant doctor to conduct a confidential study on its Recovery IVC filter. The doctor concluded that the device tends to fracture and migrate and further investigation into those problems with the Recovery filter “is urgently warranted.” NBC News reported that Bard sold about 34,000 Recovery filters for nearly three more years before replacing them with a modified version called, G2.
[nbcnews.com/health/health-news/did-blood-clot-filter-used-thousands-americans-have-fatal-flaw-n384536, NBC News, September 3, 2015]
[msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/lehmann.pdf, MSNBC, December 15, 2004]

“Plaintiffs involved in Bard IVC filter lawsuits allege that the company knew about the Recovery’s potential to migrate and fracture but did not adequately warn doctors about those risks,” 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. 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 into a major blood vessel that returns blood to the heart, called the inferior vena cava. The filters, used in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism, are designed to catch blood clots before they can travel to the heart and lungs. Retrievable filters, like Bard’s Recovery and G2 devices, are meant for temporary use, and should be removed once the blood clot threat has passed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that doctors remove IVC filters as soon as possible as leaving the devices in place increases the risk of serious complications.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm396377.htm, October 6, 2014]

Due to the increasing number of lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard over its Recovery and G2 IVC filters, a federal multidistrict litigation was created in August in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. More than 50 Bard IVC claims were consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceedings, but more IVC lawsuits are expected to be added to the litigation. A Bard IVC lawsuit transferred into the MDL in ctober involved a Georgia woman who had a G2 Express filter implanted in February 2008. The woman alleges that she discovered in January 2014 that a component of her IVC had perforated a heart muscle and she underwent open-heart surgery to remove the piece of broken filter. However, another missing piece of filter was never removed and assumed to still be in her body. (Case No. 2:15-cv-02093, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)

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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