In the United States, an estimated two million patients received Inferior Vena Cava Filters over the past decade. Unfortunately, many patients remain unaware of potential serious issues posed by these devices. To put this in perspective, IVC Filters may pose a risk of serious injury, or death at any given moment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually published several advisories regarding IVC Filters. As a result, anyone with an implanted device may be entitled to file an IVC filter lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has an IVC Filter, contact the experienced attorneys at Di Pietro Partners, LLP for a free case evaluation. 1.800.712.8462

Risk of Serious Injury or Death

Many people implanted with an IVC Filter are currently at risk for several adverse consequences. One of these risks involves the filter migrating into their heart. This migration could lead to permanent serious injury or death. In fact, the FDA encourages an immediate follow up and removal of the device when possible. As a result, it’s important to us that our clients understand medical options and legal rights pertaining to their IVC Filter.

Manufacturers and Devices

Cook IVC Filters – Cook devices include: Gunther Tulip, Celect, Celect Platinum, and Bird’s Nest.

Bard IVC Filters – Bard devices include: Simon Nitinol, Recovery, G2, G2 Express, Eclipse, Meridian, and Denali.

Cordis IVC Filters – Cordis devices include: OptEase, and TrapEase.

Others – If the device you’re inquiring about is not listed above, you should still contact us as numerous other devices may be subject to litigation.

IVC Filter Complications

Common complications subject to litigation include:

  • Filter migration
  • Impossible removal
  • Device fracture
  • Organ damage or perforation
  • Blood clots

IVC Filter Compensation

Compensation for IVC Filter Injury includes but is not limited to:

  • Physical trauma
  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional suffering
  • Psychological trauma
  • Loss of wages or potential earnings
  • Wrongful death
  • Disability

IVC Filter Lawsuit Settlements

The two main device manufacturers, Cook Medical, and Bard, currently face over over 7,000 lawsuits. As a result, the two companies are facing separate Multidistrict Litigation cases (MDLs). So far, Bard settled some cases for undisclosed amounts, while results of Cook settlements remain private.

What Can You Do?

Di Pietro Partners, LLP has an experienced staff of product liability and medical malpractice lawyers. Furthermore, we work with top quality, board certified, medical professionals. If you or someone you know has an IVC Filter, you should seek legal and medical advice immediately. Therefore, if you wish to file an IVC Filter lawsuit, or learn more about the issue, contact us today. 1.800.712.8462