IVC Filter Lawsuits Top Over 4,500 Complaints Filed Against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical

   

IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege Blood Clot Filters Are Dangerous Due To Breaking, Migrating, Tilting And Puncturing The Heart And Lungs.

IVC Filter Lawsuits ivc-filter-lawsuit-attorney-class-action-lawsuits-4Over 420 new IVC filter lawsuits have been added to the litigation against Cook Medical Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. over their blood clot filters. The new Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) lawsuits filed between June and July raised the combined total of complaints against the companies to 4,555. Plaintiffs claim the blood clots filters have high failure rates and cause life-threatening injuries and even death due to the devices tilting, migrating, and the components breaking and puncturing veins and embedding in vital organs.

“The increase in the number of lawsuits filed over IVC filters shows that men and women are still having medical complications from the these medical devices,” 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 the firm’s IVC 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.

Separate multidistrict litigations (MDL) were established for IVC filter complaints filed in federal courts against C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC filters and Cook Medical’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters. Bard’s MDL in the District of Arizona rose from 2,005 to 2,213 from June 15 to July 17, according to an MDL statistics report. During the same time, IVC filter lawsuit filings against Cook Medical in the Southern District of Indiana increased from 2,123 to 2,342.

The IVC filter lawsuits allege that the companies marketed defective devices and failed to warn patients and their doctors that the devices can break, tilt, migrate and perforate the heart, lungs and the vena cava and cause other serious complications.
(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)

Inferior Vena Cava filters are small, cone-shaped devices that trap blood clots to prevent them from causing a pulmonary embolism. The 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 thinners.

Retrievable IVC filters are designed for temporary placement and are intended for removal once the risk of blood clots subside. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises physicians to remove retrievable IVC filters within 29 to 54 days after implantation to avoid the risk of causing patient serious injuries.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm221676]

Plaintiffs in IVC filter lawsuits point to studies that found high failure rates among blood clots filters. For instance, a study published in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology in 2012 suggested that Cook Medical’s Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters showed some degree of vena cava perforation after just 71 days. Additionally, a 2010 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed the Bard’s Recovery and G2 filters had high prevalences of fracture and embolization, with potentially life-threatening conditions.
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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