New IVC Filter Lawsuit Claims Struts Of Fractured Filter Embedded In Man’s Heart And Lungs


IVC Filter Lawsuit Claims C.R. Bard’s Blood Clot Filters Migrate, Fracture, Puncture Vital Organs And Cause Life-Threatening Complications.

ivc-filter-lawsuit-attorney-class-action-lawsuits-4A new IVC filter lawsuit recently filed in a Pennsylvania state court has similar allegations involving C.R. Bard’s fractured G2 IVC filter embedding in a Pennsylvania man’s inferior vena cava and its struts landing in his heart and lungs. Inferior Vena Cava or IVC filter lawsuits maintain that the devices used to trap blood clots are prone to migrate, fracture and puncture the heart or lungs. C.R. Bard is facing over 1,700 IVC filter injury lawsuits that allege its Recovery and G2 IVC filters fail and place patients at risk for life-threatening blood clots.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys are representing plaintiffs in IVC filter injury lawsuits and continue to investigate claims from men and women who say they have suffered serious injuries from IVC filters. “The individuals were concerned about their risk for blood clots but did not realize they would encounter significant problems with their IVC filters,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

The firm continues to offer free legal consultation to patients who suffered injuries from an IVC filter manufactured by Cook Medical Inc., C.R. Bard and Cordis Corp. The attorneys at Southern Med Law, led by Dr. Blaudeau, who is both an attorney and highly regarded practicing physician, possess a unique understanding of the medical and legal issues at issue in IVC filter lawsuits.

The recently filed lawsuit states that the Pennsylvania man was implanted with a Bard G2 IVC filter in 2008. A CT scan in June 2016 showed the filter had migrated and embedded in his inferior vena cava. According to the lawsuit, his doctor tried to remove the filter but discovered the device had fractured and one of the struts had migrated to his lung and another strut had migrated to his heart. The doctor stopped the procedure after he could not remove the embedded filter. The complaint states that the plaintiff remains at risk for blood clots, organ perforation, life-threatening complications and death due to the embedded IVC filter. The IVC filter lawsuit was filed on May 5 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. (Case No. GD-17-006947)

IVC filters are implanted in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism who cannot take blood thinners or when anticoagulants are ineffective. The small, spider-like devices are implanted into the inferior vena cava, a major vein that returns blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. The IVC filters’ struts trap blood clots and stop them from reaching the lungs.

C.R. Bard introduced its Recovery IVC filter in 2003, but removed it from the market two years later after reports of high rates of filter fracture and replaced it with the G2 IVC filter. A study published in 2010 found Bard’s IVC filters were associated with a high rate of fractures and embolization with potentially life-threatening health conditions.

In addition to state court lawsuits, C.R. Bard is involved in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. The complaints filed in the MDL allege Bard failed to conduct adequate clinical testing to ensure that its IVC filters would perform safely for short-term and long-term use. (In Re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2641)

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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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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