IVC Filter Lawsuits See 395 New Filings Added To MDLs For C.R. Bard And Cook Medical

   

IVC Filter Lawsuits Maintain The Implanted Blood Clot Filters Can Fracture, Migrate, Tilt, And Puncture The Heart And Lungs.

IVC Filter Lawsuits ivc-filter-lawsuit-attorney-class-action-lawsuits-4IVC filter lawsuits move forward with more than 5,200 complaints pending against Cook Medical Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. over their blood clot filters. The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter lawsuits are filed in two federal courts on behalf of plaintiffs who claim Cook Medical’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters, and C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC filters are defective and prematurely fail. Plaintiffs allege the IVC filters can fracture, migrate, tilt, and puncture the heart, lungs and the vena cava. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641)
(In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)

“We continue to speak to men and women who say they have suffered life-threatening injuries from complications from IVC filters,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

Southern Med Law’s experienced IVC filter attorneys continue to advise men and women of their legal options after suffering serious complications from IVC filters made by Cook Medical Inc., C.R. Bard and Cordis Corp. Dr. Blaudeau and the firm’s attorneys have a unique understanding of the medical and legal issues involved in IVC filter lawsuits.

The firm offers free legal evaluations of potential IVC lawsuits. To speak with one of Southern Med Law’s attorneys, call 1-205-547-5525 or fill out a contact form on the firm’s website at www.southernmedlaw.com. The site also contains information and news on this and other medical device lawsuits.

As the number of lawsuit filings over the blood clot filters began to increase, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was established for C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC filters in the District of Arizona. From August 15 to September 15, 200 new IVC complaints were added to the MDL. This raised the total number of lawsuits from 2,363 to 2,563. At the same time, 195 new IVC filter lawsuits were filed against Cook Medical in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. The additional complaints increased the total from 2,455 to 2,650.
(In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641)
(In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2570)

IVC filters are small, cage-liked medical devices used to capture blood clots and stop them from reaching the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. IVC filters are implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. IVC filters are implanted in patients who cannot take blood-thinner medications.

Retrievable IVC filters are intended for temporary placement and should be removed once the risk of a pulmonary embolism subside, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA advises removing the filters within 29 to 54 days after implantation to avoid the risk of causing patients serious injuries.
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The IVC filter lawsuits commonly allege that Cook Medical’ and Bard’s IVC filter are not safe and cause serious injury and death. Plaintiffs also claim that studies have found high failure rates among IVC filters. One study published in 2012 in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology found that Cook Medical’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters showed some degree of vena cava perforation after just 71 days.
(In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641)
(In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)

About Southern Med And Filing An IVC Filter Lawsuit

Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more patients. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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