Posts Tagged 'retrievable ivc filter'

Bard IVC Filter Plaintiffs Anxiously Await First Bellwether Trial

bard ivc filter mdl set to start in marchMarch 13, 2018. For the thousands of patients across the country that have been implanted with Bard IVC filters and suffered injuries as a result, this date is their first glimpse at the MDL trial storyline.

The trial will take place in the United States District Court in the District of Arizona where over 3,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits are pending and have been consolidated into ...

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New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in California

new ivc filter lawsuits filed in CaliforniaJohnson & Johnson subsidiary company Cordis Corporation was sued by seven new plaintiffs represented by Lopez McHugh attorneys in California this month over claims that their TrapEase and OptEase IVC filter devices were faulty and led to serious injuries and a fatality.

IVC filters are small wire devices that resemble a spider. Placed within the inferior vena cava, the wire fingers of the device are designed to ...

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New Research Shows High Degree of Overuse of IVC Filters in United States

ivc filters overused in united statesNew research has emerged detailing what appears to be a significant over-reliance on IVC filters by the medical community in the United States. The study was led by Dr. Riyaz Bashir of Temple University and Temple University Hospital, and found that more than one million IVC filters had been placed in patients over a ten year period.

That total accounts for an increase of IVC filter implants of roughly ...

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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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