Bard IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer Attorney
The Bard IVC (inferior vena cava) Filter is used when anticoagulation drugs have little effect in protecting patients who have a venous thromboembolic disease or in prophylactic use for patients with a high risk of pulmonary embolism.
These filters can help prevent blood clots from moving through the body by acting a type of trap for a pre-determined size of blood clot.
The Bard IVC Filter is one of many types and brands on the market today, but it is the Bard type that is of current focus.
IVC filters are inserted into large blood veins sometimes surgically or through the use of a catheter.
REPORTS OF HIGH FAILURE RATES FOR BARD IVC FILTERS
Significantly high failure rates are being reported for Bard IVC filters, according to allegations that have been filed in Bard IVC lawsuits over the safety of these small, cone-shaped filters that are implanted in patients to block blood clots.
A huge number of incidents in which the "legs" on the filter snap off and drift though the victims' bodies, cause serious health problems that include perforated veins, hearts and lungs, among other serious conditions are being documented.
Some patients may require long-term protection from PE, and implantation of permanent IVC filters is often performed in these cases. Others only require short-term protection, in which case retrievable IVC filters are typically used, as these devices have the option to be removed once the patient's risk of PE subsides.Many of these IVC filters are permanently installed, while a few brands are called retrievable.
- Types of Injuries from a Bard IVC Filter:
- Breaking parts
- Tearing or punctures of internal arteries and or organs
- Pulmonary Embolus
- Pain in the chest area
Both Bard IVC Filters are of the retrievable type, and on average were removed after being in the body for a couple weeks. If they are in place longer some may become overgrown by cells from the IVC wall and there is an increased risk of IVC injury if the filter is dislodged.
There have been reported cases of injuries from the use of both Bard IVC Filter types.
- Bard G2 IVC
- Bard Recovery IVC filter. (no longer being sold)
Because of the possibility of the Bard Recovery IVC filter parts breaking off and moving through the body (at times requiring open heart surgery) there may be a potential class action lawsuit associated with these Bard Recovery IVC filter injuries.
IVC filters fail at alarming rates
The major issue with these small, cone-shaped filters designed to block blood clots is that, according to allegations contained in Bard IVC Filter lawsuits, they have an alarmingly high rate of failure. When that occurs the legs on the filter snap off and wander through the body. This can cause a myriad of problems, including perforated veins, hearts and lungs, among other serious conditions.
If you or someone you know has been hurt or suffered any injuries from the Bard IVC Filters, please contact us for a free case review.