Lawsuits Filed Against Manufacturers of Defective IVC Filter
Recent studies conducted by the FDA have proven a medical device may be more life-threatening than life-saving. The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device meant to capture and prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. However, design and manufacturing defects have caused the devices to fail and patients to suffer.
IVC Filter Recalls and Lawsuits
Between 2005 and 2015, the FDA has recalled several IVC products manufactured by companies like C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, Cordis, Greenfield, and many others.
As of October 2018, there have been 9,000 IVC filter lawsuits filed. Allegations include design and manufacturing defects, failure to warn consumers of device-related injuries, violation of warranty on the medical device, as well as negligent conduct exhibited by the manufacturing or marketing company.
“By ignoring the FDA, these companies have put thousands of people at risk for life-threatening injuries,” says Registered Nurse and Attorney Eileen Kroll. “We trust medical device manufacturers with our lives. When that trust is broken, justice must be delivered.”
Injuries caused by an IVC Filter
The following injuries have been reportedly linked to inferior vena cava filter devices:
- Filter is unable to be removed
- Filter fractured
- Filter tilted
- Filter perforation
- Filter migration
- Pulmonary obstruction
- Internal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Blood clot
- Heart attack
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