IVC Filter Injury Lawsuits Allege Inferior Vena Cava Filters Can Fracture, Migrate, Puncture Organs And Fail to Capture Blood Clots.
IVC filter injury lawsuits in MDLs involving C.R. Bard Inc. and Cook Medical Inc. saw a combined 1,879 complaints filed against the companies within the past month. Both companies are named as defendants in IVC filter lawsuits alleging their Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) have the potential to cause serious or fatal injuries when they break, migrate, puncture the heart, lung or inferior vena cava and do not stop blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs.
Cook Medical had the largest increase in IVC filter injury lawsuit filings, from 818 to 993, from August 15 to September 15, according to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s (JPML) MDL statistics report. Complaints against Cook Medical’s Celect IVC filters and Günther Tulip IVC filters are centralized in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern Indiana. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales, Practices And Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570) IVC filter injury complaints related to Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC filters rose from 810 to 886, from August 15 to September 15, the JPML statistics report shows. The IVC filter lawsuit claims against Bard are consolidated in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
“With the FDA and media reports shining the spotlight on IVC filters, it is not surprising that the number of IVC lawsuits filed against these companies continue to grow,” 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 designed with struts to trap blood clots and prevent them from traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. The filters are implanted in the inferior vena cava, a major vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body into the heart. Since 2010, the FDA has issued two public safety alerts advising doctors to remove retrievable IVC filters as soon as the threat of a pulmonary embolism has subsided since complications can occur when filters remain implanted longer than necessary.
In 2015, NBC News aired investigative reports that indicated C.R. Bard’s G2 and Recovery filters allegedly causes serious patient injuries or death and the company is aware of problems surrounding its devices. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2010 indicated that the failure rate of Bard’s Recovery filter was 25 percent, while the G2 failure rate was around 12 percent. However, the company has never recalled the filters or issued any warnings regarding these risks.
Court documents indicate that parties in the Cook and Bard MDLs are preparing for trials. Three Cook Medical IVC filter lawsuits have been selected for trials to begin in 2017. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales, Practices And Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570) Six Bard IVC lawsuits are to be selected by December. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
About Wright & Schulte LLC And IVC Filter Lawsuits
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