Since 2005, almost 1000 adverse events have filed with the FDA concerning IV filters used to help filter blood clots. Our law firm is currently filing Bard IVC filter lawsuits. These IV filters, sometimes called IVC filters are used to prevent deep vein thrombosis and blood clots traveling to the heart or lungs, and pulmonary emboli. The potentially dangerous filters in question are the Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter and G2 IVC Filter Systems. They are also referred to as inferior vena cava filters. They are used to help catch traveling blood clots that have broken form the anterior wall.
C.R. Bard, the maker of the Recovery IVC Filter and G2 IVC Filter Systems has attempted to fix the problem, but with less than satisfactory results. Reports are still coming in of the filter’s radial arms and struts breaking off inside the body of patients. In 2005, Bard stopped making the Recovery IVC Filter System and removed it from the market and replaced it with a newer version – the G2 IVC Filter System. In fact, Bard’s device G2 IVC Filter System was approved by the FDA for permanent placement only, and not for retrievable use.
Though originally approved for permanent implantation, in May 2014, the FDA advised, however, these devices should be retrieved within 29 to 54 days after insertion. A medical study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found however that less than 10% of IVC filter systems are actually removed successfully and that a large number of the Bard IV filter patients still suffer pulmonary embolisms with these filters in place. If you’ve been harmed by this product, our drug attorneys can help you get legal justice by filing a Bard IVC filter lawsuit.
Bard IVC Filter Problems
When an IV filter’s breaks apart and travels inside the body, it can cause serious injury or death including:
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Cardiac Tamponade Symptoms
- Rapid Breathing or Respiratory Distress
- Lower Limb DVT
- Low Blood Pressure
- Chest Pain radiating to your neck, shoulders, or back
- Severe Pain with anxiety and restlessness
- Perforation of tissue, vessels, and organs
- Sudden Death
IV Filter Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have had a Bard IVC Filter implanted and have suffered serious injuries, then call us for a free consultation. The Willis Law Firm is representing Bard IV filter lawsuits for patient injuries caused by this dangerous product. All cases are taken on a Contingency Fee Basis. This means the clients will never owe attorneys any fees or legal expenses unless a successful recovery is obtained for the clients. Call toll free 1-800-883-9858 or fill out our free case review form to the right.