Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters) are small, cage like devices designed to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. However, there is a lack of evidence for their long term safety and IVC Filters from manufacturer C.R. Bard have been linked to hundreds of patient injuries and deaths.
Affected patients have filed lawsuits against IVC Filter manufacturers claiming that they were not properly warned about the potential health risks that the device posed. Side effects of IVC Filters include device migration, detachment of device components, puncture of the inferior Vena Cava (the largest vein in the body) and filter fracture. Research has also indicated the risk of being unable to remove the filter, Venous thrombosis events and pulmonary embolisms.
Bard’s Recovery and G2 filters have especially been linked to severe health risks. At least 12 deaths and hundreds of injuries are linked to the G2 filter and another 27 deaths are linked to the Recover IVC. Other manufacturers have experienced similar problems with their IVC Filters.
If you or a loved one has received an IVC Filter implant you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to determine if you are eligible to receive damages related to IVC Filter malfunction. Our attorneys will fight to get you the justice you deserve. Contact us now.