BARD IVC FILTER LAWSUIT
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters are commonly referred to as “blood clot filters.” These medical devices are supposed to save a patient’s life by preventing a blockage of an artery in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Unfortunately, IVC Filters put patients at an unnecessary risk for serious injury or even death. What’s more troubling is there’s strong evidence suggesting manufacturers knew the risks and never disclosed this information to doctors/patients. One of the main manufacturers involved in litigation is Bard. In fact, one patient injured by a Bard IVC Filter, filed a lawsuit and was awarded a verdict of $3.6 million.
If you, or someone you know suffered injury from a Bard IVC Filter, or feel there’s a risk, contact Di Pietro Partners, LLP right away. 1.800.712.8462
Where We Take Bard IVC Filter Cases
Although the primary office of Di Pietro Partners, LLP is located in Florida, our law firm works remotely with clients in, and out of state. Therefore, if you or someone you know experienced Bard IVC Filter complications anywhere in the United States, we can help.
Specific Bard Filters
Denali – This remains one of the most problematic devices. To put this in perspective, the Bard Denali IVC Filter can break or migrate into the heart within the first few months. As a result, Bard recalled this device in 2016 and has faced many lawsuits due to device failure.
Bard G2 – The Bard G2 IVC Filter has 6 arms and legs. This provides filtration for upper and lower levels of the lungs. These arms and legs tend to cause complications by fracturing and/or migrating into the heart.
G2 Express – Also known as G2 X, the Bard G2 Express IVC Filter is a modification from the original G2. For instance, Bard added a hook to this device to allow easier retrievability. Unfortunately, this modification does not mitigate the risk of device fracture/migration.
Bard Recovery – The Bard Recovery IVC Filter has six arms and legs used for filtration in lungs. This blood clot filter has a high failure rate and is linked to over 20 deaths.
Eclipse – The Bard Eclipse IVC Filter is also similar to the G2 device but with a more polished surface. Bard attempted to make this filter easily retrievable; however, risks of complications still persist and surgery to retrieve IVC Filters remains risky.
Meridian – As one of the more recently introduced devices, The Meridian IVC filter was built with modifications to reduce fracture, tilting, migration, etc. Despite improvements, the device is notably difficult to remove.
Other Manufacturers and Devices
Several other manufacturers are involved in an IVC Filter Lawsuit resulting from defective blood clot filters. Other manufacturers/devices include:
Cook Medical – Devices made by Cook include: Gunther Tulip, Celect, Celect Platinum, and Bird’s Nest.
Cordis – Devices by Cordis include: OptEase, and TrapEase.
Others If the device or manufacturer you’re inquiring about is not listed above, you should still contact us as other devices may be subject to litigation.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
Di Pietro Partners, LLP are experienced Medical Device and personal injury attorneys. Moreover, our law firm works with board certified, medical professionals. Therefore, if you wish to file a Bard IVC Filter lawsuit, or learn more about the issue, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation. 1.800.712.8462