IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL Sees Over 200 New Case Filings Since January

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC Filters Are Defectively Designed And Fail To Prevent Blood Clots.

Cook-IVC-Filter-LawsuitsAs IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard are being prepared for trial, more than 200 new IVC filter complaints have been added to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) since the beginning of the year. The complaints involving Bard’s Recovery, G2 and other IVC filters contend the devices used to prevent blood clots have high fracture rates and the components break off, migrate and lodge in the heart, lungs and inferior vena cava, and cause life-threatening injuries, including death. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641)

The IVC Filter Lawsuits Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently representing clients in IVC filter lawsuits. The attorneys continue to field calls from men and women who say they have suffered medical complications from Bard’s G2 and Recovery IVC filters.

“Patients have told us their IVC filters have fractured, tilted or come apart and injured them internally,” says Richard Schulte, founding partner of Wright & Schulte LLC. Individuals who believe they have suffered injuries from IVC filters are urged to contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free legal consultation by completing the online form at www.yourlegalhelp.com, or calling toll free, 1-800-399-0795.

There were 1,366 complaints pending in January in the District of Arizona which houses the MDL for Bard IVC lawsuits. Now, there are over 1,580 lawsuits alleging Bard’s IVC filters are associated with high fracture rates which the company did not disclose to doctors and patients nor issue safety warnings about the devices. U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, who is presiding over the MDL, has directed attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants to select 12 IVC filter complaints for potential inclusion in the first group of bellwether trial cases. The six cases the Court selects from that group will undergo additional case-specific fact discovery. Judge Campbell intends to hold the first trial in the Fall. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641)

IVC filters are used to capture blood clots and prevent them from traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. The cage-like devices are implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. Bard withdrew its Recovery IVC filter in 2005 after it was linked to a 40 percent fracture rate after 5.5 years. The company replaced Recovery with the G2 series of IVC filters. [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22188776]

IVC filters have come under scrutiny of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the agency received 921 adverse events reports about the devices from 2005 and 2010. The majority of the reports, 328, involved the device migrating, while other reports involved the filter’s components detaching and puncturing the inferior vena cava and other organs. To avoid IVC filter complications, the FDA advises removing the devices between 29 and 54 days after implantation or when the risk of pulmonary embolism subsides.
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The Bard IVC filter lawsuits in the MDL involves a class-action certification request for patients implanted with Bard’s G2, Recovery, Eclipse, Denali, and Meridian IVC filters. The complaint, which names 11 plaintiffs, seeks approval of a medical monitoring program to determine whether potential class members’ IVC filters have fractured, migrated, perforated, or tilted, so that a doctor would have the information necessary to safely remove the device. (Case Number 2:2016cv01374, In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An IVC Filter Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is offering Free IVC filter lawsuit case evaluations to patients who have been harmed by the medical device. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured by defective medical devices. 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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