IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC Investigating Cases Involving Dislocation, Fracture and Breakage, or Migration of C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC Filter Products, as Well as Cook Medical’s Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC Filters
Wright & Schulte LLC is now investigating IVC filter lawsuits; C.R. Bard IVC filter lawsuits involving C.R. Bard, Inc.’s Recovery and G2 IVC filter products, as well as Cook IVC filter lawsuits involving Cook Medical, Inc.’s Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC filters. The Firm is offering free IVC filter lawsuits legal reviews to alleged victims of life-threatening IVC filter complications that may be related to dislocation, fracture and breakage, and/or migration of these devices, including:
- Perforated heart
- Perforated lungs
- Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (a buildup of blood around the heart)
- Cardiac tamponade (disruption of the heart caused by excess fluid)
- Ventricular tachycardia (accelerated heart beat)
- Puncturing or perforation of the inferior vena cava
IVC (inferior vena cava) filters are small, cage-like devices intended to be implanted in the inferior vena cava as a means of preventing pulmonary embolism. The Cook and Bard products at the center of the Firm’s IVC filter lawsuit investigation are meant for temporary placement, and are intended to be removed once the blood clot threat has passed. Since 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two public health alerts to remind doctors of the importance of IVC filter retrieval, as the risk of serious complications increases when the devices are allowed to remain in place longer than necessary.
(fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm221676.htm, FDA, August 2010)
(fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm396377.htm, FDA, May 2014)
C.R. Bard introduced the Recovery IVC filter in 2003, and replaced it with a slightly modified version called the G2 just two years later. In 2010, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggested the Bard Recovery filter failure rate was 25%, while the Bard G2 filter failure rate was around 12%. Currently, more than 50 IVC filter lawsuits involving the two Bard devices are pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. (MDL No. 2641)
(archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=226212, JAMA Internal Medicine, November 2010)
In 2012, a paper published in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology suggested that all Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip filters showed some degree of vena cava perforation after just 71 days. In 86% 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% of cases. In October 2014, all federally-filed Cook IVC filter lawsuits were centralized in a multidistrict litigation that is now underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. (MDL No. 2570)
(ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21448771, CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, April 2012)
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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