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?
Number of Lawsuits:
More than 6,800
Filter fracture; device migration; blood clots; organ perforation; organ damage; impossible filter removal
Bard; Cook Medical Inc.
Litigation Status Active
Bellwether Trial Dates:
Cook Medical – October 23, 2017, April 30, 2018, and September 10, 2018;
Bard – March 13, 2018 and May 15, 2018
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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