As seen on NBC Nightly News, manufacturers like C.R. Bard may be downplaying the risks of their IVC Filter devices. Patients may not be sufficiently warned about the risk of filter fracture, migration, punctured organs, clotting and death.
NBC News investigates the safety of a medical device that was designed to help save Dodi Froehlich’s life, but instead almost killed her – an IVC filter device implanted in thousands of people:
The IVC filter lawyers at Babbitt & Johnson have joined forces in the fight for individuals harmed by these filters. We invite you to contact our partners for a free consultation if you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a retrievable Bard filter or Cook filter.
You can reach us by phone at 561-684-2500, toll free at 888-666-0523 or via e-mail.
What are IVC filters?
IVC filters are medical devices that are implanted into the inferior vena cava to limit where blood clots can travel in the body. They are cage-like devices that are placed into the inferior vena cava to trap blood clots and prevent them from traveling and gathering throughout the body, thereby preventing pulmonary embolism.
Common IVC filters are:
-Bard G2 Express Filters
-Gunther Tulip Filters
Unfortunately, when the devices are left in place, parts of the filter may fracture and break loose; the filter may puncture through the vena cava, aorta and other vital organs; the filter my move or migrate through the body; or, the device may become lodged in the wrong part of the body. The results can be deadly.
What injuries are caused by defective IVC filters?
Some of the injuries that result from defective IVC filters include:
– Punctured organs
– Heart and lung injuries
– Pulmonary embolism (PE)
– Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
– Blood clots, and
Get IVC Filter Representation
The law firm of Babbitt & Johnson here to help with your IVC filter failure lawsuit. Together our IVC filter attorneys have experience in successfully pursuing lawsuits on behalf of individuals injured or killed by prescription medications and medical devices. We have recovered millions on behalf of clients harmed by defective pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Our firm has successfully represented IVC filter plaintiffs for years and looks forward to helping you determine if a IVC filter lawsuit is right for you.
For more information regarding the background and profile of our firm, please see our website or call us to discuss your potential case at (561) 684-2500.