A hearing is scheduled on July 30th, 2015 for the Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) lawsuit. Trial lawyer, Joe Johnson is on the plaintiff’s leadership pursuing nationwide multidistrict litigation (MDL) for this case.
Several of the lawsuits against Bard allege the company was negligent in not warning the public of dangers and complications associated with its product as well as manufacturing and design defects that have caused death and internal organ damage to victims.
The inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter is a type of a medical device that is inserted through blood vessels into patients who are at temporary risk for blood clots. The filter is supposed to prevent these clots from traveling to the lung. After it received hundreds of reports of injuries due to IVC filter malfunctions, the FDA finally issued a warning regarding the use of these filters.
The FDA warning was issued after the agency received 921 adverse event reports involving IVC filters. These reports included the following:
328 reports involved device migration,
146 reports involved embolizations (detachment of device components),
70 reports involved perforation of the IVC,
56 reports involved filter fracture.
As Florida Defective Heart Implant Device Lawyers with over forty years of handling large national cases, we do not think that medical device manufacturers should put profits before the safety of the public.
If you or a loved one has suffered with complications as the result of procedures where an IVC filter was used, contact a Babbitt & Johnson medical device attorney for a free consultation. Our medical device injury lawyers represent IVC filter victims throughout Florida and across the United States.
FDA warning – http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm396377.htm
IVC filter Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferior_vena_cava_filter
JPML Court Document – http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-2570-Initial_Transfer-10-14.pdf