Our Michigan defective medical device lawyers are handling cases for patients who received an IVC filter. An inferior vena cava filter, or IVC filter, is a small medical device implanted in the major blood vessel between the lower half of the body and the heart. It is designed with thin wire legs that catch blood clots before they enter the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. IVC filters are supposed to protect patients from dangerous blood clots, but the devices are potentially deadly in themselves.
Unfortunately, when these temporary filters are not removed, patients have a higher risk of life-threatening complications. This occurs when shards, or splinters, of the device break off and injure vital organs in your body.
The most common complications of IVC Filters are:
- Perforation of the vena cava vein by the filter
- Fracture of the filter
- Migration of the filter
- Tilting of filter
- Breaking of the filter,
- Pulmonary embolism, and
These complications can lead to additional surgeries and procedures, as well as lengthy hospitalizations.
IVC Filter Lawsuits Against Bard & Cook
Our award winning defective medical device attorneys are pursuing IVC Filter lawsuits against the major manufacturers, Bard and Cook. These companies each made several types of filters that can cause serious harm and even death. If you do not know which type of filter you had implanted, we will get that information for you. The most commonly used filters by these companies are:
- Bard G2
- Bard G2X
- Bard Eclipse
- Bard Denali
- Bard Meridian
- Cook Celect
- Cook Gunther Tulip
- Mook Gunterh Tulip Mreye
- Cook Celect Platininum
What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
Retrievable IVC filters are wire devices implanted in the vena cava, the body’s largest vein, to stop blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. These devices are used when blood thinners are not an option.
Manufacturers include Bard, Cook and Johnson & Johnson.
While permanent IVC filters have been used since the 1960s with almost no reports of failure, retrievable IVC filters were introduced in 2003, promoted for use in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Risks associated with the retrievable IVC filters include migration, fracture and perforation, leading to embolism, organ damage and wrongful death.Any patient who received a Bard or Cook IVC filter implant and matches any of the following criteria is eligible to file an IVC filter lawsuit:
- IVC filter fractured or failed
- Removal or replacement of the filter was required because of the danger of fracture/failure
- IVC filter migrated or became dislodged from its original placement point
- A physician recommended removal but the filter could not be removed due to risk of further injury
IVC Filter Settlements & Compensation
IVC lawsuits demand compensation for your physical and psychological harm, disability, lost wages, and medical expenses. In cases involving death, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit for the surviving family members. The settlements are expected to be substantial.
Our law firm charges absolutely no legal fees until you receive your settlement and our legal team will pay all of case costs and litigation expenses. It literally will cost you nothing to get started. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason at all, you owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Contact A Michigan IVC Filter Lawsuit Lawyer
To find out if you are eligible for IVC Filter lawsuit settlement, contact our experienced medical device attorneys now at (800) 606-1717 for your Free, No Obligation Case Review. Our award winning lawyers will listen to your story and get started on your case immediately. There are strict time deadlines for filing claims so you need to act immediately to get your settlement.