IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuit Would Monitor Patients With Inferior Vena Cava Filters For Breaking, Tilting or Migration That Could Cause Serious Injuries.
Plaintiffs in a proposed IVC Filter class-action lawsuit against C.R. Bard seek a medical monitoring program for patients implanted with the company’s Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. The potential IVC filter class action lawsuit join more than 600 individual IVC filter lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court of Arizona. IVC filter lawsuits claims allege Bard’s medical devices fail to prevent blood clots due to their propensity to tilt, fracture and perforate the vena cava. (In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuit
The 11 plaintiffs, who all have Bard IVC filters that have not been removed, are asking to represent thousands of other IVC filter patients nationwide. These patients had implants of Bard’s Recovery, Eclipse, G2, Meridian and Denali filter systems. According to IVC filter lawsuits, the proposed monitoring program would determine whether a Bard IVC filter should be removed. If removed it also call to “gather information on the appearance, condition, and location of the IVC filter.” Also to be determined is whether the IVC has fractured, migrated, perforated, or tilted. This information could provide a doctor with the information necessary to safely remove the Bard filter.
The plaintiffs seeking the proposed IVC Filter class-action lawsuit and IVC filter monitoring live in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The class-action complaint has been consolidated in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Bard IVC filters by order of U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, who is managing the MDL. (Case No. 2:15-md-02641, In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
“Our law firm will be watching this case closely to see whether the lawsuit is granted class-action status and whether the proposed medical monitoring program will become a reality,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law.
Southern Med Law attorneys are currently reviewing potential lawsuit claims on behalf of patients who experienced life-threatening complications including perforation of the heart, lung or vena cava, perforated aorta and death allegedly due to C.R. Bard’s IVC filters. If you have been injured by IVC filters, contact Dr. Blaudeau or one of the firm’s attorneys for a free legal evaluation by calling (205) 547-5525 or visit southernmedlaw.com for more information on this and other defective medical devices and to fill out a contact form.
What Is An IVC Filter
IVC filters are small, cage-like devices implanted in the inferior vena cava, a major vessel that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. The IVC filter captures blood clots to prevent them from traveling to the heart and lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends removal of IVC filters within 29 to 54 days or as soon as the threat of pulmonary embolism subsides because the longer the device remains implanted, the greater the risk of failure.
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In August 2015, an MDL for all federally filed Bard IVC Recovery and G2 IVC filter lawsuit claims were consolidated in the Arizona district court for pretrial proceedings. The IVC filter complaints contend that Bard knew that its filters malfunction by migrating, tilting, and breaking but failed to conduct adequate clinical testing to ensure the medical devices would perform safely and effectively for short-term and long-term use. (In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)
About Southern Med Law and Filing and Joining The IVC Filter Class-Action Lawsuit
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.
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