IVC Filter Failure

Overused and Easily Forgotten – The Threats of IVC Filters

threats loom large for IVC filter patientsWhen a patient is implanted with an IVC filter, they may not know it but a clock starts. Small, brittle, and with a long history of faults, the risks of injury posed by some filters start to accumulate within days of the implantation. And, perhaps unbeknownst to the patient, the longer the device stays in place, the greater the chance becomes that those risks turn into actual medical issues and ...

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Judge Chooses First Cook IVC Filter Case to go to Trial

ivc filter failure cases set to go to trialIn a major step forward for the hundreds of plaintiffs lined up to take action against Cook Medical, the first bellwether IVC filter trials have been selected to begin in 2017.

Over 650 lawsuits have been filed against the medical device manufacturer over allegations that it knew about issues with its IVC filter line, yet continued to market and sell the devices to an unknowing public.

If such ...

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NBC News Highlights Risks Posed by Bard IVC Filters…Again

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2015) – A recent update to the NBC Nightly News investigation that aired in September 2015 again has raised serious questions about why medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. continued to sell and market its inferior vena cava (IVC) filters even after it became aware that its filters were failing and causing death and other serious injuries at rates significantly higher than other similar devices.

The NBC News investigation linked 27 deaths and hundreds of problems with the ...

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Woman Says Bard IVC Filter Strut Broke Off, Became Lodged in Back

bard ivc filter lawsuit filed in missouriA Missouri woman has filed a Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit alleging that part of the company’s G2 filter broke off and became lodged in her back. The new case will join more than 60 federal Bard IVC filter lawsuits pending in a multidistrict litigation in Arizona.

IVC filters are small, spider-shaped devices inserted into the vena cava to catch or break up blood clots before they gather ...

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Judge Denies Cook Motion to Delay Punitive Damages Jury Consideration

cook denied motion to delayAccording to Reuters, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, in which all federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits have been centralized, has refused the defendants’ request to delay discovery on punitive damages until after determination of any compensatory damages. Cook Medical had hoped to divide, or bifurcate, the IVC filter litigation into two separate and exclusive legal phases. But the Court rejected the defendants’ bid, citing a lack of ...

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Study: IVC Filters Do Not Confer Survival Benefit to Trauma Patients

ivc filters give no benefit to trauma patientsA new study in the Annals of Surgery found that preventative, or prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filters, also known as IVC filters, had no effect on the survival rate of trauma patients, and were in fact associated with an increase in deep vein thrombosis. The study adds yet more fuel to the legal fire raging over the controversial medical devices.

IVC filters are small, spider-like objects inserted ...

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