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Bard IVC Filters

defective and dangerous products

By breaking off and migrating to heart, lungs, brain or other vital organs, a Bard IVC Filter may lead to severe, life-threatening injuries.
IVC filters can fracture and splinter into destructive metal pieces as well as perforate the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC).

If you have suffered injuries because of IVC filter complications, a Bard IVC Filter lawyer at Simien & Simien, LLC, can help to determine your legal options.

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IVC Filter Complications

Numerous complications may occur with these types of blood filters. In addition to suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath, you may also experience the following side effects:

  • Perforation of vessels, tissues and organs
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Continual severe pain in chest, heart, etc.
  • Respiratory compromise
  • Infections
  • Hematoma or nerve injury at the puncture site
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Perforation, puncture or serious damage to the heart

If you have a Bard IVC Filter and are experiencing any symptoms, get immediate medical attention. Side effects must be addressed by surgically removing the device as well as any metal shards or fragments.

In some cases, these complications can become fatal.

FDA Warnings

In the summer of 2010, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned doctors and clinicians about the inherent dangers of these blood filters. The FDA recommended that filters be removed from patients who are no longer at risk of suffering a pulmonary embolism. Also in the advisory, the FDA prompted doctors to think about potential risks and benefits before using IVC blood filters in patients.

With widespread blood filter use, the FDA has received 921 adverse event reports since 2005. These reports included:

  • 70 IVC perforations
  • 146 embolization or detachments of the device components
  • 328 device migrations
  • 56 filter fractures

Bard Recovery And G2 Filters

By stopping blood clots from forming that could reach vital organs like the brain or heart, blood filters are put into the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC). Once the filters are in place, it is uncommon to remove them — even though they are not designed to be left in permanently. They are retrievable so doctors can go back in after the threat of blood clots is gone and remove the devices. Unfortunately, IVC filters often remain in the body and disintegrate into damaging metal pieces.

C.R. Bard and Cook Group Inc. manufactures the Bard Recovery and G2 IVC filters. Lawsuits are underway that target Bard and its subsidiary companies for negligent misrepresentation, breach of implied warranty, design and manufacturing defects and more.

Schedule A Free Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Consultation

Have you or a loved one suffered IVC filter complications and want to file a claim? Simien & Simien, LLC, is ready to represent you. With a team of skilled products liability lawyers, Simien & Simien, LLC, will pursue the maximum compensation amount you deserve.

Get started today by scheduling your free Bard IVC Filter lawsuit consultation.

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