IVC Filter Lawsuits Review Analysis Findings On Long-Term Inferior Vena Cava Filters


IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege The Blood Clot Filters Can Break, Migrate, Puncture, Tilt And Cause Serious Injuries To Implant Patients.

ivc-filter-lawsuit-attorney-class-action-lawsuits-4With the first trials for IVC filter side-effects lawsuits approaching, a new analysis indicates the longer an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is implanted, the harder it is to remove it. Allegations in thousands of IVC filter lawsuits state the devices used to trap blood clots tend to migrate, tilt, break and puncture the heart, lungs or vena cava. (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)

An analysis of 762 IVC filter retrieval procedures was published in the Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions journal on June 12. Researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine used a database of retrieval procedures conducted between January 2009 and April 2015 at the school. Standard techniques used to retrieve the filter were successful in 82 percent of patients and unsuccessful in 18 percent of patients. The risk of standard technique failure was nearly 41 percent if the filter had been implanted for more than 7 months. Researchers recommended patients with IVC filters implanted beyond 7 months may benefit from referral to centers with expertise in advanced filter retrieval.

“In representing clients and speaking with individuals about their IVC filter claims, we have seen how patients believe they have suffered serious harm from these filters,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

Dr. Blaudeau and the firm’s attorneys represent clients in IVC filter lawsuits including one involving a Cordis Corp. TrapEase IVC filter. The firm is also offering free legal evaluations of potential IVC lawsuits to individuals who have experienced medical complications with IVC filters made by Cook Medical Inc., C.R. Bard and Cordis Corp. (IVC Filter Lawsuit No. 61-CV-2016-900295.00, Circuit Court of Talladega County, Alabama)

The firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to people and their families who believe they have suffered injuries from IVC filters. To speak with one of the firms experiened 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.

Cook Medical Inc. and C.R. Bard are involved in separate federal litigations over their blood clot filters. A multidistrict litigation (MDL) for C.R. Bard’s Recovery and G2 IVC filters is moving forward in the District of Arizona where the first trial is scheduled for this fall. (In Re: Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – MDL No. 2641) The first trial over Cook Medical’s Celect IVC filter is scheduled in October in the Southern District of Indiana. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)

IVC filters are small devices with struts used to trap blood clots and prevent them from causing a pulmonary embolism. The filters are implanted into the inferior vena cava, a major vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about IVC-related complications such as tilting, migrating, fracturing, and puncturing the heart, lungs and vena cava. The FDA recommends removing retrievable IVC filters within 29 to 54 days or as soon as the threat of pulmonary embolism subsides.

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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