IVC Filter Lawyers Advise – Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated
Bard IVC Filter lawsuits have been transferred to a federal court in Arizona.
IVC Filter lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network will help victims injured by the defective IVC filters.
IVC Filter MDL
A transfer order filed Monday, in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), resulted in all present and future federal product liability lawsuits against inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) manufacturers, C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (BPV), to be centralized in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the District of Arizona.
What Are IVC Filters?
IVC filters are surgical implants that catch blood clots before they travel to the lungs to avoid causing a pulmonary embolism. The Bard IVC Filter devices are fracturing, tilting, migrating, or puncturing the vena cava.
FDA Vena Cava Filter Warnings
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning in 2010, citing that more than 900 IVC Filter adverse event reports were filed over five years
A study published in the April 2013 edition of Jama Internal Medicine, found that less than 10% of retrievable IVC filters surveyed were successfully removed. They also reported that 8% of persons surveyed still suffered venous thrombotic events while the IVC filter was in place.
In 2014, the FDA issued an updated warning to doctors recommending that IVC filters be removed within one to two months once the need for the filter has passed. They noted that doctors may not have previously been made aware of the urgency surrounding retrieval of the device.
IVC Filter Lawyers
IVC filter lawyers will help you get compensation as part of the Bard IVC filter MDL, which has been consolidated to the U.S. District Court of Arizona.
MDL Sought For Vena Cava IVC Filters
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) heard oral arguments last week in the consideration of approval for a centralized MDL for the Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits. These claims are mounting up against C.R. Bard. Cook Medical, has already been centralized.
The IVC filters are surgically implanted in patients who are at risk for pulmonary embolism. The filters are catch blood clots before they travel to the lungs.
Problems With The IVC Filters
An IVC Filter study published in JAMA Internal Medicine stated that less than 10 percent of the filters studied were successfully removed from patients and eight percent of the recipients of the IVC filters suffered a pulmonary embolism despite the presence of the IVC filter.
The FDA in 2014 has encouraged doctors to remove IVC filters within one to two months after the risk of pulmonary embolism has passed.
IVC Filter Lawsuits For:
Fracture of the IVC Filer
Movement of the filter out of place
Filter Puncturing the vena cava
Patients and doctors were not adequately warned about their potential for defect.
The MDL is requested for the Northern District of Texas or Nevada.
Bard Vena Cava Filters Lawyers
Bard Vena Cava Filter Lawyers are Filing IVC filter injury and death lawsuits for the:
An inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter is a small cone-shaped device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys. The filter is designed to capture an embolism, a blood clot that has broken loose from one of the deep veins in the legs on its way to the heart and lungs. The Bard G2 Filter has been linked to a high rate of fractures resulting in severe internal injury or life-threatening complications.
Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuits,
Bard Recovery IVC filter lawsuits
The FDA recommends that all physicians who have patients with the retrievable IVC filters consider removing the filter as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed. When the filter is left in too long the filter can splinter resulting in:
Bard IVC Filter Severe Internal Injury and Death Lawsuits
Puncturing of Internal Organs
Increase Heart Rate
Hemorrhaging Around the Heart
Heart Rhythm Disruption
Puncturing of Veins and Arteries
Heart or Lung Perforation
Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion or Other Hemorrhage
Cardiac Tamponade or Pericardial Pamponade
Punctured Vena Cava
Shortness of Breath
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Bard IVC Filter speak to one of our qualified Bard lawsuit attorneys today.