IVC Filter Lawsuits: Complications & Settlements

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IVC Filter

Our defective medical device lawyers are investigating cases involving Inferior Vena Cava filters, or IVC filters.  These devices are surgically implanted into patients who are unable to take anticoagulant medications, also known as blood thinning medication. An IVC filter is implanted by a surgeon in the vein of a patient for purpose to prevent blood clots from moving into the lungs and heart.  The filter was supposed to be retrievable by surgeons at a later date.

These blood clot filters were widely used throughout the United States, but hundreds of adverse reports about the retrievable filters were received by the FDA.  Reported complications included punctured organs and blood vessels.  There were also reports that the filters would move, or migrate, to different parts of the body.

In 2010, the FDA issued a warning that IVC filters posed risks of filter fracture, device migration and organ perforation and recommended that they be removed when the patient was no longer a risk for developing a blood clot. In a 2014 safety communication, the agency stated that most filters should be removed between the 29th and 54th day after implantation.

Thousands of these filter devices were implanted in patients before the safety warnings were issued. By this time, many patients had suffered significant harm. The most common complications from IVC filters include:

  • Vena Cava perforation, causing damage to this vein
  • Filter fracture, causing pieces to break off and enter the blood stream
  • Filter migration, causing a movement of the device in your body
  • Filter tilting, causing damage to other internal organs
  • Filter breaking, causing harm to the heart or lungs
  • Death

As a result of these harms, lawsuits against the filter device makers soon followed and are pending across the United States right now. The device makers being sued for defective blood clot filters include Bard and Cook, the two biggest manufacturers and sellers of IVC filters. The lawsuits seek compensation and settlements for injuries caused by these defective blood clot filters.

Call our IVC filter lawsuit lawyers today to begin discussing your case against the device manufacturers. 

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C.R. Bard and Cook Medical are the two main manufacturers of IVC filters.
The filter brands are listed below:

C.R. Bard IVC Filters

  • Bard G2 IVC Filter
  • Bard G2X / G2 Express IVC Filter
  • Bard Eclipse
  • Bard Denali
  • Bard Meridian
  • Bard Recovery IVC Filter

Cook Medical IVC Filters

  • Cook Celect
  • Cook Gunther Tulip
  • Cook Gunther Tulip Mreye
  • Cook Celect Platinum

Other Retrievable IVC Filters include:

  • Braun TempoFilter IVC filter
  • Braun VenaTech
  • Rex Medical (Argon Medical) Option IVC filter
  • ALN Optional Vena Cava Filter
  • Crux Vena Cava Filter (VCF)

Our IVC Filter Lawyers Can Help You

Our IVC Filter Lawyers Can Help You

Our defective medical device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an IVC filter. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.

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