IVC Filter Failure

FDA Finds Bard Violated Federal Law In Manufacture and Marketing of IVC Filters and Threatens Seizure, Injunction, and Civil Money Penalties

FDA finds Bard violated federal lawOn July 13, 2015, The FDA warned Bard that it has been illegally marketing the devices used to retrieve its IVC filters, which are known as the Recovery Cone Removal System, since 2003. Bard’s marketing of these devices is illegal as Bard has never sought clearance from the FDA to use these devices in humans. Thus, Bard has essentially been subjecting patients to an illegal research trial without the safeguards and oversight ...

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Are Retrievable IVC Filters Worth the Risk?

retrievable ivc filters give no benefitThe health risks posed by retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have long been the subject of much scrutiny. IVC filter lawsuits allege that companies like C. R. Bard and Cook Group released defectively designed IVC filters onto the market without adequately testing for dangerous side effects. In legal battles, IVC filter manufacturers have frequently stated that the devices’ health risks are outweighed by their potentially life-saving benefits. However, recent ...

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IVC Filter Maker Cook Group to Get New President

cook group president yonkmanAccording to The Indianapolis Star, IVC filter company Cook Group will have a new president come this July. Current president Kem Hawkins will step down next month after 14 years in the position. He will be replaced by the current president of Cook Medical, Pete Yonkman, who joined Cook the same year Hawkins became president.

As president of Cook Group, Yonkman will have to attend to a slew of Cook inferior vena ...

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss

bard failed at a recent attempt of having an ivc filter lawsuit dismissedA Florida federal judge recently denied a motion to dismiss filed by C. R. Bard, Inc., in an IVC filter lawsuit. The judge dismissed a failure-to-warn claim, but allowed the Bard IVC lawsuit to proceed on the grounds of defective design. According to the court order, the judge found that the plaintiff may be able to convince a jury that the Bard ...

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Nevada Court Denies Bard’s Request to Seal IVC Filter Lawsuit Files

Bard loses request to keep IVC records sealedThe U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has denied a motion by C. R. Bard, Inc., to seal court files relating to a Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit.

Although Bard has settled a few IVC filter lawsuits, it has also attempted to win at trial. In the second Bard lawsuit to go to trial, Lopez McHugh attorneys, including partner Ramon Rossi Lopez, put on extensive continue reading...

Study: Perforation the Rule, Not the Exception for Longer-Indwelling Cook IVC Filters

long term ivc filter use shown to lead to perforationA study published in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology has turned up startlingly high rates of vena caval perforation by Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

IVC filters are a type of medical implant designed to prevent blood clots from forming in and traveling throughout the body, thus reducing the incidence of strokes and other life-threatening events. IVC filters have grown in popularity ...

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