IVC Filter Lawsuits Against C.R. Bard And Cook Medical Allege The Blood Clot Device Can Migrate, Fracture, Tilt And Fail To Capture Blood Clots
More patients are alleging complications from IVC filters based on the increase in IVC filter lawsuits filed over the past month. The number of inferior vena cava lawsuits against IVC filter manufacturers C.R. Bard, Inc. and Cook Medical Inc. now total 2,737, according to statistics from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The lawsuits claim IVC filters used to trap blood clots have design defects that cause the devices to break, tilt, migrate, puncture the inferior vena cava and fail to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs.
The JPML’s statistics report shows the number of IVC filter lawsuits for Cook Medical’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters rose from 1,225 to 1,371, from December 15 to January 17. A multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Cook Medical’s IVC filter lawsuits has been established In the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL No. 2570) An MDL for C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC filters is housed in the federal district court in Arizona. The number of Bard IVC filter injury lawsuits climbed from 1,283 to 1,366, from December 15 to January 17. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
“Our attorneys continue to speak to men and women who have suffered serious injuries from IVC filters and are at risk for blood clots, which can be fatal,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.
The IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are offering free 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 implanted in a large vein, called the inferior vena cava, that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. IVC filters are used to trap blood clots and stop them from reaching the lungs. Some IVC filters are retrievable and can be removed when patients are no longer at risk for pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs. IVC filters are implanted in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism or when blood thinners cannot be used or are ineffective.
The use of IVC filters has been increasing over the past 30 years and is expected to continue, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Along with the increase comes problems with IVC filters. The FDA has received 921adverse events reports involving IVC filters since 2005. Most problems involved the IVC filter migrating from its original place of implantation. There were also reports of the filter’s components detaching and the filter perforating the inferior vena cava. The FDA recommends removing retrievable IVC filters as soon as the pulmonary embolism risk subsides.
Court documents indicate the first IVC filter trial for C.R. Bard is scheduled in the Fall. A trial date has not been set. In October, U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, who is presiding over the Bard MDL, directed plaintiffs and defendants to select six potential IVC filter cases for trial by April. (In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
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