Posts Tagged 'IVC filter'

JAMA Study Concludes No IVC Filter Benefit in Trauma Patients

jama study concludes no ivc filter benefit in trauma patientsScience and evidence-based research is, by its very design, difficult. There are hurdles that must be overcome at every step of the way as the researcher actively searches for ways that their study could be invalidated. But, in the end, the goal of every study remains the same: to ask a question and to be able to arrive at a definitive answer; or, at the very least, ...

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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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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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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit Trials Expected to Begin in Late 2016

ivc filter lawsuits scheduled for 2016Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has set a goal to begin trying federal Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits by September 2016. In a recent case management order, Judge Young requested that the plaintiffs and defendants each choose five exemplary cases for bellwether IVC trial. The lists of cases have been submitted; now both sides in the multidistrict litigation will ...

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