IVC FILTER

Georgia IVC Filter Injury Attorney

What are IVC Filters?

An IVC filter is meant to stop blood clots from entering the hearts, lungs, kidneys, and brain and to help break said clots down. The filter is designed to trap the blood clot in the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. The vena cava, located in the abdomen, returns deoxygenated blood to the heart. Typically, an interventional radiologist uses advanced imaging systems to guide IVC filter placement

What Are the Risks Associated with IVC Filters?

Litigation
Facts

Number of Lawsuits:

More than 6,800

Plaintiff Injuries:

Filter fracture; device migration; blood clots; organ perforation; organ damage; impossible filter removal

Defendants:

Bard; Cook Medical Inc.

Litigation Status Active

 

Class-Action Status:

Ongoing

 

Bellwether Trial Dates:

Cook Medical – October 23, 2017, April 30, 2018, and September 10, 2018;

Bard – March 13, 2018 and May 15, 2018

 

MDL Locations:

Cook Medical- Southern District of Indiana;

Bard-District of Arizona

Certain IVC filters, manufactured by four particular medical device companies are failing. These failures involve:

  • Parts of the spider-like arms break off the filter;

  • The filter, itself, moves after implantation and becomes difficult or even impossible to remove;

  • Fractures form in the spider-like arms;

  • The device fails to stop blood clots from reaching major organs.

Types of Filters

There are multiple types manufacturers of filters that could cause injury, including:

  • Bard Recovery IVC

  • Bard G2 IVC

  • Bard G2 Express IVC

  • Boston Scientific Greenfield IVC

  • Cook Celect IVC

  • Cook Gunther IVC

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