IVC Filter Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

IVC filters are implanted into the blood veins to stop blood clots from traveling to vital organs, like the lungs. These filters are designed to essentially “catch” the blood clots before they cause additional damage. Unfortunately, there have been an array of problems associated with these filters, including the risk that they will travel to vital organs themselves, including the heart.

IVC Filter Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

The filters can also puncture the blood vein, causing internal bleeding, and much more serious results. Some filters have fractured, causing just very small pieces to flow through the blood and cause serious medical issues and even death. Many of those who have had the filter implanted have reported that their doctor has informed them that it would be impossible to remove.

IVC Filter Litigation

IVC filters have been a hot topic for litigation across the country. Victims argue that the manufacturers did not test the IVC filters thoroughly enough and did not warn potential users of the risks of these serious side effects or complications.

There is at least one multi-district litigation that has consolidate over 100 similar cases that involve problems associated with the IVC filters. The consolidated case is still pending in the Southern District of Indiana.

So far, however, it does not appear that a single IVC filter lawsuit has made it to a jury for consideration.

IVC Filter Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

Although there have been a few cases that have gone all the way to trial, the manufacturers, Cook Group, Inc. and C.R. Bard, have been much more inclined to settle products liability claims associated with the IVC filters.
The IVC filter lawsuit settlement amounts have varied, and most are considered confidential. There is little confirmed information about the actual amounts of the settlements. However, it would not be surprising at all to find that these settlements were over $1 million, depending on the particular facts of the case.

Some reports indicate that the manufacturers are settling with individual victims, instead of providing one lump sum to a large number of victims. In some situations, the manufacturer has been taking the claim to trial and then settling the claim after several days of trial for a confidential amount.

Getting Legal Help

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. 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.