The IVC filter that you trust to maintain your health may actually be putting your life in jeopardy. If you have experienced side effects or have sustained injuries as a result of your current IVC filter, then it is imperative that you contact one of our highly experienced IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys today for your consultation. IVC filters are placed in individuals that have an increased risk of blood clots entering their system which can lead to serious injury or death. Recently, it has been discovered that the IVC filter could be causing more harm than good, and here are the reasons why.
IVC Brands in Active Litigation
Manufacturers like C.R. Bard and Cook Medical are at the center of litigation with respect to IVC filters and lawsuits. Boston Scientific and Cordis Corporation are among other large manufacturers being sued. There are many products/filters that are being named in Lawsuits throughout the United States, please see below for a list of relevant IVC products involved in litigation today:
- Bard Recovery Filter
- Bard G2 Filter
- Bard G2 Express Filter
- Cook Celect Filter
- Cook Gunther Tulip Filter
- Cordis OptEase Retrievable Vena Cava Filter
- Cordis TrapEase Permanent Vena Cava Filter
- Boston Scientific Greenfield Filter
Hundreds of IVC Filter lawsuits have been filed against the above-listed makers, manufacturers, and distributers, and the number of IVC lawsuits being filed each day continues to steadily increase. The IVC filter is placed in individuals that are at a heightened risk of having blood clots form and spread to the lungs which causes serious injury or death. This is a problem because fragments of the IVC filter are breaking off in the body, making it nearly impossible to extract the IVC filter if it needs to be replaced, or removed for any reason.
In 2010 the FDA warned that the IVC Filter can fracture in the patients body, which leads to migration of the metal fragments that make up the filter. When the filter fractures (breaks off), the metal can migrate into various areas of the body, causing organ perforation. This eventually leads to serious internal injuries and death. The FDA advised that the device should be removed as soon as the patients risk for blood clots has subsided.
Several lawsuits allege negligence, failure to warn, manufacturing, and design defects. Additionally, there has been several other IVC filter lawsuits filed which allege misrepresentation on part of the massive companies who have essentially, “thrust this product into the marketplace.”
If you or a loved one is fitted with an IVC filter implant, then it is important that you contact one of our experienced attorneys in your area today for your 100% free consultation and case evaluation. Your attorney will help you file an IVC filter lawsuit and make sure that you receive the much deserved compensation for the injuries and damages you have incurred to date. Your attorney will be able to recover compensation for any lost wages (both past, future, and present), pain and suffering, loss of consortium, punitive damages, anxiety, stress, humiliation, and any other physical, mental, or emotional suffering that you or your loved ones have suffered as a direct and proximate result of the IVC manufacturers negligence.
Please contact one of our highly experienced IVC filter attorneys in your area immediately, and you will be one step closer in obtaining the much needed compensation you deserve.