Posts Tagged 'IVC filter'

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 ...

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What You Should Know about Cook IVC Filters

cook ivc filters shown to pose risk of perforationInferior vena cava (IVC) filters have long been known to pose serious health risks. The devices, which are intended to prevent blood clots from forming in and traveling through the body, have on many occasions been observed to cause more harm than good. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert warning about the dangers of long-term IVC filter ...

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Southern Indiana MDL

ivc filter lawsuit cases consolidated into multidistrict litigationThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ruled to consolidate all pending federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. At the time of its filing, the litigation included 27 Cook IVC filter lawsuits pending in eleven districts. Since then, the case count has risen to approximately 100.

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Plaintiffs File Motion to Consolidate Bard IVC Lawsuits

ivc filter lawsuits consolidated against manufacturersPlaintiffs in Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits have filed a motion to consolidate their cases before a single judge in a multidistrict litigation. A group of plaintiffs appeared before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, requesting coordinated pretrial proceedings in Texas or Nevada for at least 25 Bard IVC filter lawsuits in 22 federal jurisdictions. Hundreds of additional lawsuits are expected to be filed in the coming months.

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FL Judge Allows New Testimony in Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit

judge allows new plaintiff's testimony in Bard IVC filter caseA Florida judge will allow plaintiffs in a Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuit to present expert testimony about fracturing and dislocation of the device. However, according to information on Harris Martin’s website, the judge will exclude opinions about the adequacy of the testing, design, manufacture, and labeling of Bard’s G2 filter.

IVC filters such as Bard’s G2 filter have been in use for roughly ...

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New Study: Retrievable IVC Filters Offer No Benefit

retrievable ivc filters shown to have no benefitAccording to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, retrievable interior vena cava (IVC) filters offer “no benefit in terms of pulmonary embolism recurrence or mortality”. A recent Forbes article details the results of the study and their significance to IVC filter use.

According to Forbes, the study was conducted by a team of French physicians among ...

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