IVC Filter Lawsuit Filings Against C.R. Bard And Cook Medical Increase


Wright & Schulte LLC Is Evaluating IVC Filter Lawsuits Alleging The Devices Fail To Prevent Blood Clots Due to Migrating, Breaking And Tilting.

ivc-filter-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney-cook-bardAs pretrial proceedings move forward in separate courts for IVC filter lawsuit claims against C.R. Bard Inc. and Cook Medical Inc., the combined total of new IVC lawsuit filings rose from 272 in January to 339, as of February 16. Cook Medical and Bard are both facing Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter complaints that allege their filters are prone to migrate, tilt, fracture, puncture the heart, lungs or inferior vena cava and can lead to a fatal injury when the devices fail and do not prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs or the heart.

The number of IVC filter lawsuit claims filed against Bard over it Recovery and G2 IVC filters increased from 78 as of January 15, to 84, as of February 16. The IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard are consolidated in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. Lawsuits over Cook Medical’s Celect IVC and Günther Tulip IVC filters rose from 194, as of January 15, to 255 as of February 16. The Cook IVC filters are centralized in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern Indiana. (In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)(In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales, Practices And Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570)

“Our firm continues to hear from patients who continue to experience health complications due to their IVC filters fracturing, migrating or tilting,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, which is offering free IVC lawsuit investigations to anyone who suffered serious injuries allegedly related to IVC filters. To learn more about filing an IVC filter injury 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 devices that resemble cages because its struts or “legs” trap blood clots to prevent them from reaching the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs). The filters are implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. IVC filters are placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism when blood thinners cannot be used or are ineffective.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two public health alerts since 2010 about removing IVC filters as soon as protection from blood clots are no longer needed. The FDA warns against allowing filters to remain implanted longer than necessary because this may cause more serious complications to occur, such as tilting, breaking, migrating and perforation of the inferior vena cava. [fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm396377.htm]

Court documents indicate 10 IVC filter lawsuits have been selected as potential cases for trial later this year. A specific date for the first trial has not yet been scheduled. The cases are now in the discovery process. Pretrial coordination is still underway in Arizona for the Bard litigation which was established in August. One month after the lawsuits were consolidated, NBC News released a report alleging that Bard was aware that its Recovery and G2 series filters had problems with migration, tilting and perforating organs but continued to market the filters. The allegations made in the NBC News report were similar to those found in IVC filter lawsuits that purport Bard was aware of the IVC filters failure rate but continued to sell them without warning the public about the increased risk of pulmonary embolism and death associated with the devices.

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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