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IVC Filter Lawsuits Continue to Pile Up

When a medical device fails, there are untold consequences. In the short term, there can be health issues and immediate need for treatment. In the long term, it can mean loss of income and a decrease in quality of life. IVC filters are designed to prevent blood clots but two brands of the filters have been doing more harm than good. There are 56 lawsuits currently awaiting trial against Bard, while Cook Medical is facing more than 100. Judges have recently consolidated the various lawsuits into multi-district litigation. The consolidation of multiple lawsuits is an acknowledgment of the similarities between the cases.

In both brands of the failing IVC filters, the devices have been known to break apart inside the patient’s body. They can also migrate within the body, potentially piercing internal organs. IVC filters do important jobs: they prevent blood clots and pulmonary embolism. But if the device can’t work correctly, and in fact does more harm than good, then patients and doctors alike need to be made aware.

As more lawsuits pile up by the day, Bard and Cook Medical will have to face their consumers in court. Bard recently argued that their IVC filters were FDA approved and provided “significant benefits” for patients, LAS.com reports. Considering the deaths and severe injuries caused by the device, patients and their lawyers will argue otherwise.

If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, speak to your doctor about how long the device needs to stay in. As soon as you are out of the pulmonary embolism woods, experts say the filter should be removed before it can malfunction and do long term damage. Of course, consult with your doctor about any concerns that you may have.

IVC Filter Injury Lawsuits – Get Help Now.

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to IVC filter complications, or the death of a loved one. If you would like to setup a free consultation with our office to discuss your situation, contact us at 877-544-5323.