IVC filters are a medical device used to help prevent potentially fatal blood clots, and have been linked to some serious complications and side effects. Additionally, it has been shown that the manufacturer received complaints about its device, but did not report these concerns to the FDA.
Personal Injury Claims
Patients who have had an IVC filter implant have filed personal injury and/or wrongful death claims in federal court against Bard, the manufacturer of the Recovery IVC filters. The claims allege that:
- Bard IVC filters were known to have design flaws
- There were failures to conduct adequate research and an alleged attempt to cover up safety concerns about the company’s Recovery IVC Filters
- Bard failed to provide proper and adequate warnings about its product
- There are allegations of breach of contract, negligence and misrepresentation by Bard and its subsidiaries
There are currently more than 100 lawsuits pending in 11 districts throughout the country. These have been consolidated to an MDL in the Southern District of Indiana.
There are currently three class-action lawsuits involving plaintiffs with Bard Recovery, G2 and G2 Express filters.
Statute of Limitations
Product liability and personal injury cases such as this one fall under a specific statute of limitation. If you have an IVC Filter implant and feel you may qualify as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the manufacturer, contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case further.
We can Help
Because of the number of products and factors involved in this IVC Filter case, filing a lawsuit can be a very complicated process with a number of steps to take. If you are suffering from complications due to an implant or recovering from its effects, you may feel too overwhelmed to deal with the legal issues, but we are here to help. We have knowledgeable staff who understand the complex issues associated with IVC filters and they are ready to help you work through these issues and help you bring your situation to a resolution.
Call us now at (800) 679-3816 or fill out our online form for a consultation.