Since 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 900 adverse event reports about Bard Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. These devices have been linked to dozens of deaths and hundreds of severe injuries.
If you or a loved one was severely injured or died after being implanted with a Bard IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages.
Contact The Nye Law Group’s defective medical device attorneys to review your claim and find out if you can file a Bard IVC filter lawsuit. We have represented many victims of defective medical devices and have recovered just compensation for the physical and financial harm they have experienced.
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Serious Injuries from Bard IVC Filters
IVC filters were created for individuals who are at high risk for developing fatal blood clots. These devices are implanted in the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots from other parts of the body from traveling to the heart and lungs.
However, when the devices fail, pieces of the filter can break off and cause many serious complications, including:
- Puncturing veins, tissues and internal organs
- Migrating to the lungs, heart or brain
- Ventricular tachycardia
If you had an IVC filter implanted in your body and you are experiencing chest pain or respiratory issues, it could be a symptom of a severe injury. Seek medical attention immediately because you may need to have the filter removed.
After you receive treatment, or your condition stabilizes, contact a reputable personal injury attorney to review your situation. You may be able to file a Bard IVC filter lawsuit to obtain compensation for what you have suffered.
Our defective medical device attorneys have years of experience with these cases and we know how to establish liability. We are aggressive negotiators who will not settle for less-than-fair compensation. We are also not afraid to go to trial to achieve justice for our clients.
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Warnings about the Dangers of Bard IVC Filters
In 2010, the FDA released a safety communication that advised doctors to consider removing IVC filters from patients as soon as they were no longer at-risk for blood clots.
The organization cited concerns that these devices were not always removed after the risk of blood clots had subsided. The FDA also noted that there was a risk of IVC filters failing and causing internal injuries or migrating to other parts of the body.
Five years later, a one-year investigation by NBC News claimed that Bard knew about problems with IVC filters shortly after they hit the market.
The news organization claimed to have confidential company documents showing that Bard hired a physician to study the safety of IVC filters. The study found that these devices carried a higher risk for fracture, migration and death than the company previously thought, and suggested that a recall might be necessary.
However, Bard never recalled the IVC filters and sold more than 30,000 of them before making modifications.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after being implanted with a Bard IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our skilled attorneys to find out about potentially filing a Bard IVC filter lawsuit.
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Filing a Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit
Medical device manufacturers have a legal obligation to make safe products that will not cause harm to consumers, and they must provide adequate warning about the dangers of their products. When they do not, they can potentially be held liable for the injuries and damages they have caused.
If you have been injured by a Bard IVC filter, you need skilled legal representation from a skilled personal injury attorney to have the best chance at recovering compensation for the damages you have suffered.
We will inform you of all of your legal options, which might include filing a Bard IVC filter lawsuit. We have a detailed understanding of the laws governing injuries from medical devices and we have helped many victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
We offer a free consultation and we do not charge our clients unless we achieve a favorable settlement or verdict.
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