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Bard G2 X IVC Filter Class Action

The Bard G2 X IVC Filter is a medical device designed to be implanted into the inferior vena cava, a vein that carries oxygen-depleted (blue) blood from the body to the heart. The G2 X is a wire cage used to catch blood clots that would otherwise travel to the lungs, causing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism (PE). Unfortunately, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received nearly 1,000 reports of IVC filters causing serious (in some cases life-threatening) health complications.

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.

What is the Bard G2 X?

Bard Medical makes the G2 X, a vena cava filter designed to be used for short-term protection against pulmonary embolism. The device was intended to be an improved version of the G2, which is a nitinol filter with 6 arms and legs with elastic hooks for easier implantation and retrieval. The G2 X is a G2 filter modified with an apical hook which enables snare retrieval.

What’s the Problem?

Although vena cava filters were originally designed as a last resort for patients who are unable to take anticoagulants, their usage greatly increased with the invention of retrievable IVC filters. Unlike permanent filters, retrievable ones should be removed as soon as the risk of pulmonary embolism has subsided. If they are not taken out in a timely manner, recipients are more likely to experience adverse health consequences.

G2 Filter Complications

When a Bard G2 X IVC filter fractures or migrates from the implant site, it may be very difficult to remove. In some cases, broken components of the device travel to the heart, lungs, or kidneys. When a filter migrates to the heart valves, right ventricle, or pulmonary outflow tract, surgery may be required to remove the filter.
Complications of a Bard IVC Filter may include:

  • Fracture
  • Migration to the heart
  • Bleeding
  • Perforation of vena cava
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Leg swelling
  • Infection (bacteremia)
  • Retrieval complications

About Bard G2 X 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 G2 X 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 G2 X 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 G2 X IVC Filter Lawsuits on their behalf.

Do I Have a Bard G2 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 G2 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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