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Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Class Action

Bard Medical’s Eclipse Inferior Vena Cava Filter has recently been linked to serious injuries and even death. Complications can occur when the IVC filter breaks or fractures after being implanted, sending broken pieces through the patient’s bloodstream. 

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, you should contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are evaluating every individual case regardless of whether you have been injured or not. So, if you have received an IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

Update: South Dakota Woman Sues Bard Over IVC Filter Injury

April 27, 2016 – Amber Nordin, a resident of South Dakota, has filed a lawsuit against C.R. Bard over injuries she allegedly suffered after receiving the company’s Eclipse blood clot filter. According to the complaint, Nordin was implanted with the device in October 2012, after which she discovered that it had migrated and become lodged in her organs. She was forced to undergo surgery in January 2014 to remove the filter, which was unsuccessful.

What is the Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter?

The Bard Eclipse IVC Filter is a medical device that is implanted in a patient’s inferior vena cava to protect against pulmonary embolism (blood cot trapped in the lungs). The Eclipse System is nearly identical to the Bard G2X; however, the Eclipse has an electropolished finish that creates a super smooth surface. It was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 2010.

IVC Filter Fracture

Like the G2X, the Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter is constructed of wire struts arranged in a cone-shape. Fracture occurs when one or more of the struts break, sending the broken pieces through the patient’s bloodstream. In 2012, a study identified a 12% fracture rate with the Bard Recovery, G2 and G2 Express IVC filters. In 13% of the cases, embolization occurred when fractured pieces of the device migrated elsewhere in the patient’s body.

FDA Warning on IVC Filters

The Eclipse was designed as a retrievable IVC filter, means that it is only intended for temporary placement. As soon as a patient is no longer at risk of developing a pulmonary embolism, the device should be removed. The longer it remains implanted in the patient’s body, the greater the risk of complications.

In 2010, the FDA issued a Safety Warning which stated that:

“The FDA is concerned that these retrievable IVC filters, intended for short-term placement, are not always removed once a patient’s risk for PE subsides. Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include but are not limited to lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and IVC perforation.”

About Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuits

Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who suffered serious injuries after receiving a Bard Eclipse IVC Filter.

A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.

Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action

In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.

However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuits on their behalf.

Do I Have a Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Bard IVC Filter injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, you should contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are evaluating every individual case regardless of whether you have been injured or not. So, if you have received an IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

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