Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit | Bard Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters
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Were you or a loved one seriously injured by a Bard IVC filter? Since 2010, at least two safety alerts have been issued by U.S. health regulators regarding breakages and fractures of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, such as those marketed by C.R. Bard, Inc. Several hundred Bard IVC filter lawsuits have since been filed in courts around the country on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by these devices.
Southern Med Law is now offering free, no-obligation Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit case reviews to anyone who suffered dangerous complications related to Bard IVC filters, including:
- Heart or Lung Perforation
- Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion or Other Hemorrhage
- Cardiac Tamponade or Pericardial Pamponade
- Punctured Vena Cava
As both an attorney and practicing physician, Dr. François Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal issues at the center of the Bard IVC filter lawsuits. If you are interested in pursuing such a claim on behalf of yourself or a loved one, contact Southern Med Law to learn more about your legal rights today and how to file a Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit.
What is a Retrievable IVC Filter?
IVC filters consist of a small wire cage, which is designed to be placed in the major blood vessel (inferior vena cava) between the lower half of the body and the heart. The device is intended to catch blood clots before they enter the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.
Retrievable IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard include:
- Bard Recovery IVC Filter (pulled off the market 2005)
- Bard G2 IVC Filter
- Bard G2 Express / G2x Filter
In August 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that more than 900 adverse events involving retrievable IVC filters had been reported to its database since 2005. Of these, more than 300 involved device migration, 46 involved embolizations (detachment of device components), 70 involved perforation of the inferior vena cava, and 56 involved filter fracture. Some of these events led to adverse clinical outcomes in patients.
In 2014, the FDA recommended that doctors retrieve IVC filters within 29-54 days, so long as the risk of pulmonary embolism had passed.
Are Bard IVC Filters Vulnerable to Complications?
C.R. Bard introduced its Recovery IVC Filter in 2003. But in 2005, the Recovery IVC Filter was removed from the market and replaced by the G2 IVC filter. C.R. Bard promised the G2 IVC filter would provide “enhanced fracture resistance,” “improved centering” and “increased migration resistance.”
In August 2010, however, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggested that both of these Bard IVC filters were associated with an unusually high rate of fractures and embolization. According to the report, the Bard Recovery Filter system was associated with a nearly 25% failure rate. The Bard G2 Filter system failure rate was about 12%.
Legal Help for Victims of Bard IVC Filter Injuries
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If you or a loved one were injured by a Bard retrievable IVC filter, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation Bard IVC filter lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.