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Recent lawsuit filed by a Texas woman due to IVC Filter complications

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Recent Lawsuit Filed by a Texas Woman

A Woman from Texas filed a personal injury and defective product liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard Denali IVC filter. According to the lawsuit the plaintiff was implanted twice with the Denali Vena Cava Filter once in May 2014 and again in September 2014. According to the plaintiff the filter was implanted in vena cava order to protect her from blood clots which could migrate toward her heart and lungs. Due to the migration of the device she is at risk of suffering pulmonary embolism and increased health complications which could potentially be life-threatening. The lawsuit was filed by Jessica Williams on September 6, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for Arizona

The lawsuit of Jessica Williams is represented by Ben C. Martin and Thomas Wm. Arbon of the Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas. The case was centralized in a Multi-District Litigation where at least 810 lawsuits are pending against C.R. Bard. There are numerous cases filed against Bard and allegations are similar in all the lawsuits. In May, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of everyone who was implanted with the Denali or another Bard filter, even if they have not been injured. Lawyers are seeking compensation for medical monitoring and follow-up care. Another 800 lawsuits are pending in a similar litigation against Cook Medical. The lawsuits claim that manufacturers failed to warn the general public about the potential health risks associated with the device.

IVC filter manufacturer C.R. Bard has found itself under high scrutiny from the media is in a similar position. Bard is facing several hundred lawsuits by patients against IVC filter manufacturers who have had implanted the IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard, resulting in injury. Plaintiffs claim that manufacturers of concealing the known risks, failing to warn about IVC filter side effects, and continuing to market the filter as safe and effective despite a lack of studies proving its long-term or short-term safety. C.R. Bard Denali® IVC filter was approved on May 15, 2013. It was approved by the Food & Drug Administration’s controversial 510(k) clearance loophole. In February 2016, FDA issued a Class II recall for 1,183 C.R Bard Denali filters to fix a labeling fault. In the labels there is missing warnings against implanting Denali in patients with uncontrolled sepsis or nickel-titanium allergies.

 

Bard Denali IVC Filter Complications

The Denali Filter is designed to act as a permanent filter to prevent pulmonary embolism. It consists of twelve shape-memory laser-cut nickel-titanium appendages. It is implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to catch blood clots before it can reach the lungs. The Denali® Vena Cava Filter should not be implanted in Patients with an IVC diameter larger than 28mm and in pregnant women when fluoroscopy may endanger the fetus. Patients with risk of septic embolism, with uncontrolled sepsis and with known hypersensitivity to nickel-titanium alloys should not be implanted with a Denali IVC filter.

Inferior vena cava filters (IVC) marketed by C.R. Bard, including Bard Recovery IVC Filters, the Bard G2 IVC Filter and Bard Denali Vena Cava have been associated with serious complications and deaths. Patients and physicians have reported that this device has a history of failing and causing serious complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to the physician stating them that there was number of complications patients suffering from after implanting an IVC filter. Bard Denali IVC Filter complications can occur when pieces of the device migrate, break or fracture and travel through a patient’s blood stream. This can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Perforation or other acute or chronic damage of the IVC wall
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Filter migration
  • Hemorrhage
  • Detachment of components
  • Organ injury
  • Filter tilt
  • Death

Many of these Recent Lawsuit Filed by a Texas Woman. A Woman from Texas filed a personal injury and defective product liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard Denali IVC filter. According to the lawsuit the plaintiff was implanted twice with the Denali® Vena Cava Filter once in May 2014 and again in September 2014. According to the plaintiff the filter was implanted in vena cava order to protect her from blood clots which could migrate toward her heart and lungs. Due to the migration of the device she is at risk of suffering pulmonary embolism and increased health complications which could potentially be life-threatening. The lawsuit was filed by Jessica Williams on September 6, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for Arizona The lawsuit of Jessica Williams is represented by Ben C. Martin and Thomas Wm. Arbon of the Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas. The case was centralized in a Multi-District Litigation where at least 810 lawsuits are pending against C.R. Bard. There are numerous cases filed against Bard and allegations are similar in all the lawsuits. In May, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of everyone who was implanted with the Denali or another Bard filter, even if they have not been injured. Lawyers are seeking compensation for medical monitoring and follow-up care. Another 800 lawsuits are pending in a similar litigation against Cook Medical. The lawsuits claim that manufacturers failed to warn the general public about the potential health risks associated with the device. IVC filter complications occurred with long-term (greater than 30 days) filter implantation. The FDA safety communication states that the risk of device perforation greatly increased the longer the device stayed in the body and recommending they be removed after 39 days, but before 54 days. Unfortunately, increased use of the devices has also resulted in increased concern over potential complications. Manufacturers of medical devices owe a duty to patients to produce safe and effective products. This requires that manufacturers test their products for any defects prior to introducing them to the market.

If you or somebody you know was injured or suffered complications or death from any of Bard IVC Filters (including the Denali), you should contact Drugsclaim.com for a free case consultation. All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our IVC filter attorneys unless we win your case. The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits.

 

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