IVC Filter Alert

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs. They are implanted into the veins of patients who can’t take anticoagulants. The filters capture clots in the bloodstream and dissolve them before they can move to the lungs.

More recent IVC filters are designed to be retrievable, and can be removed from the body once the risk of blood clot is gone. However, because of insufficient manufacturer warnings, the filters are often kept in the body much longer than necessary, increasing the risk of serious complications or injury.

Since IVC filters arrived on the market, the FDA has received hundreds of complaints of complications, including:

  • device migration
  • heart/lung perforation
  • perforation or puncture of tissue or other organs
  • cardiac tamponade

Five filters in particular are now at the center of many lawsuits:

  • Bard Recovery Filter
  • Bard G2 Filter
  • Bard G2 Express Filter
  • Cook Gunther Tulip Filter
  • Cook Celect Filter

These lawsuits claim poor design, manufacturing, and failure to warn of risks.

Law Offices of Gary Green is accepting IVC filter cases involving the aforementioned filters. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

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