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With IVC Filter Failures, Blood Clots Create Double Jeopardy

ivc filter complications make blood clots more dangerousThe body’s ability to stop its own bleeding is pretty incredible when you think about it. Under normal circumstances, an abrasion or cut will eventually stop bleeding on its own because your blood solidifies and coagulates to prevent any further loss. It’s one of the most important ways the body protects itself. Without this ability, a minor cut, scrape, or abrasion could turn into a life-threatening injury; a threat ...

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IVC Filter Implantation Process Could Be Flawed from the Start

ivc filters may be flawed from the point of implantationThe Cleveland Clinic has issued a report on a recent national cohort study that details a dramatic rise in the use of IVC filters since 1999. The study focuses on Medicare beneficiaries discharged with pulmonary embolism, and suggests that doctors have found the devices to be “more palatable” because most models manufactured today can be removed.

However, the report also acknowledges a major flaw in how ...

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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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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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Ramon Lopez Appointed to Leadership Position in Bard IVC Filter MDL

ramon lopez appointed to co-lead bard ivc filter mdlLopez McHugh co-founder and partner Ramon Rossi Lopez has been selected to help lead the newly established Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter MDL. In a recent case management order, U.S. District Judge David Campbell, who is presiding over the Arizona litigation, appointed 24 lawyers to a Plaintiffs Leadership Counsel. Along with another attorney, Lopez will co-lead the plaintiffs’ side of the case, while 22 other lawyers will ...

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in Georgia

bard ivc filter lawsuit filed in georgiaA Georgia couple has filed a C. R. Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuit alleging the company’s G2 Filter System forced the wife to undergo emergency surgery when a piece of the device broke away and perforated a muscle in her heart.

Bard IVC filters—small, spider-shaped devices intended to capture blood clots before they reach vital organs and cause embolic events—gained national attention recently when an continue reading...

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