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IVC Filter Lawsuit

People using IVC Filter device designed to prevent blood clots from travelling to the lungs by catching in the blood stream filed legal claims against manufacturer C.R. Bard and Cook Medical based in New Jersey for poor design, manufacturing and failing to warn physicians and patients about the increased risks. Several cases have been filed all over the nation against the manufacturers for fractured, faulty filters punctured veins, blood vessels and filter migrated to different parts of the body causing several life threatening complications and injuries.

According to lawsuits, it is founded that C.R. Bard medical device manufacturer (earning the revenue of estimated $3 billion per year) hide the results of its own research in order to find filters dangerous and also copied the signature of an employee on an FDA application to get authenticated FDA approval.

IVC Filter Complications

Below mentioned five products have been stand out to be involved in an IVC filter lawsuit and source of IVC filters causing complications other than Bard Denali, Bard Eclipse and Bard Merdian.

  • The Bard Recovery Filter
  • The Bard G2 Filter
  • The Bard G2 Express Filter
  • The Cook Gunther Tulip Filter
  • The Cook Celect Filter

In 2010, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned the filters posed complications of device migration, filter fracture and organ perforation and also to remove it as soon as risk of blood clots in patient subsided. FDA successfully inform about safety communication in year 2014 ensuring most devices must be removed between 29th and 54th day after implantation but unfortunately warning signs appears too late. People using IVC filter start filling lawsuit for causing complications, injuries and death.


IVC Filter and its Utilization

IVC Filter Complications Lawsuit and ClaimsAn IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter is a cone-shaped and spider-like wire device that is designed to capture blood clots before entering into the lungs, brain or heart. IVC is the largest vein in the body that carries blood from the tissues, organs and lower body into the heart, where it is pumped to the lungs for oxygenated and re-used. Main purpose behind designing this device is to help patients suffering with clotting disorders like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and cannot take anticoagulant (blood thinners) medication (a drug that help prevent blood clots).

IVC filters are inserted into the Inferior Vena Cava vein in patients who are suffering with serious problem of pulmonary embolism. It starts catching blood clots by letting flow of blood around the clot before reaching to lungs and lead to pulmonary embolism (blockage in one of the arteries in the lungs).

IVC Filters is the best alternative for those patients who do not respond to blood thinning agents or not able to take anticoagulant medication. Blood clots (emboli) form in the deep veins of leg break free and travel via pulmonary artery to the heart or lungs giving birth to most complicated disease say fatal problem mainly to people with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that are treated with anticoagulant therapy.

IVC Filter Side Effects:-

During the use, IVC blood clot filters fall out of the place and break apart due to which the metal fragments pass through the blood and potentially damaging an internal organ. Many times it is found that blood clots start forming at the place where IVC blood clot devices were inserted i.e. same clotting for which prevention filters are used.

Other than this, IVC Filter cause numbers of fatal side effects and complications such as:

  • Stroke
  • Hemorrhaging (severe bleeding)
  • Device Infection
  • IVC Perforation
  • Thrombosis
  • Nausea
  • Migration
  • Neck Pain
  • Death
  • Lightheadedness
  • Heart Rhythm Problems
  • Hypotension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Filter Fracture
  • Confusion

 

Conclusion

Use of IVC filters result into many complications that cause harm, injuries and death also. If you are among those people who have any kind of problem with IVC filter device then contact to Drugs Claim where group of lawyers file IVC filter lawsuit against manufacturers and provide support to patients to get compensate for all the losses they had suffered due to this dangerous device.