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IVC Filters

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Serious complications from an IVC Filter?                                            

You may be eligible for compensation if you have had one of these retrievable IVC filters implanted:

 

  • Bard Recovery®

  • Bard G2® or G2X®

  • Bard Denali®

  • Bard Eclipse®

  • Bard Meridian®

  • Cook Günther Tulip®

  • Cook Celect®

  • Other Retrievable IVC Filters

 

These are the following injuries that can occur:

 

  • Perforation of the inferior vena cava, heart, or lungs
  • Filter fracture
  • Filter migration
  • Infection
  • Severe chest pain
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (excess fluid around the heart)
  • Cardiac tamponade (compression of the heart caused by excess fluid around the heart)
  • Lower-limb Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hematoma
  • Filter embolization

 

Facts about IVC Filters:

 

IVC filter usage has increased rapidly during the past thirty years. In 1979, 2,000 IVC filters were used, while
in 2007, almost 167,000 filters were implanted, and the market for IVC filters is only expected to increase, with an estimated 259,000 IVC filters to be deployed in 2012 (Smouse and Johar, Endovascular Today, February 2010).
 
Since 2005, the FDA has received 921 device adverse event reports involving IVC filters, of which 328 involved device migration, 146 involved embolizations (detachment of device components), 70 involved perforation of the IVC, and 56 involved filter fracture. Some of these events led to adverse clinical outcomes in patients. These types of events may be related to a retrievable filter remaining in the body for long periods of time, beyond the time when the risk of PE has subsided.
 
The FDA is concerned that these retrievable IVC filters, intended for short-term placement, are not always removed once a patient’s risk for PE subsides. Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include but are not limited to lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization

and IVC perforation.

 

Are you eligible to receive compensation?

 

Patients who have had Bard®, Cook Medical®, or other retrievable IVC filters implanted, have legal recourse. The Curtis Law Group is an experienced pharmaceutical law firm that has secured large settlements against large pharmaceutical companies.

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