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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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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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NBC News Highlights Risks Posed by Bard ‘Recovery’ IVC Filters; Interviews Lopez McHugh Plaintiff

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A year-long investigation by NBC Nightly News 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.

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Judicial Panel to Decide on Bard IVC Filter MDL

bard ivc filter lawsuits may consolidate under mdlThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is expected to decide soon on whether to centralize lawsuits filed against C. R. Bard over its allegedly defective inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Plaintiffs in Bard IVC filter lawsuits filed for centralization back in May, requesting that at least 25 IVC filter lawsuits in 22 federal jurisdictions be brought before a single judge. On July 30, the Judicial Panel convened ...

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IVC Maker Committed Quality System Violations

bard found to have committed quality violationsA recent letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals that IVC maker C. R. Bard committed several quality system violations at its facilities in Queensbury, New York, and Tempe, Arizona. According to the FDA, Bard failed to “establish and maintain procedures for receiving, reviewing, and evaluating complaints as required by [law].” The agency cites several instances in which Bard’s quality system did not ensure adequate evaluation of ...

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