Our lawyers are investigating cases of perforation, migration, pulmonary embolism and other serious complications associated with the Bard G2 X inferior vena cava filter. This device, which is designed to catch blood clots before they cause damage, has the potential to fracture after being implanted, resulting in life-threatening health consequences.
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 IVC Filter?
The Bard G2 X Vena Cava Filter is designed to be implanted in patients who have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in their legs to prevent blood clots from migrating to the heart, lungs and brain.
The G2 X was cleared for sale on the U.S. market via FDA’s controversial 510(k) approval loophole, which approves devices that are ‘substantially equivalent’ to devices already on the market. C. R. Bard removed its original IVC filter, the Recovery from the market in 2005, but the G2 and G2 X are still being used.
IVC Filter Complications
Since 2005, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received at least 921 adverse event reports involving IVC filters like the Bard G2 X.
Of the 921 injuries, 328 involved device migration, 146 involved embolizations (detachment of filter components), 70 involved perforation of the inferior vena cava, and 56 involved fractures. Some of these events led to adverse health consequences in recipients.
As many of these injuries have been attributed to retrievable devices like the Bard G2 X IVC Filter remaining in the body for long periods of time, FDA is concerned that these products - which are only intended for short-term placement - are not always removed once the patient’s risk of pulmonary embolism subsides.
Filter Fracture Warning Signs
Warning signs that a Bard G2 X IVC filter has failed may include:
- Severe pain in the heart or chest
- Pulmonary embolus
- Respiratory compromise
- Perforation of organs, tissues or blood vessels
Patients who believe their Bard G2 X IVC filters may have fractured should contact their doctor immediately. A computerized tomography (CT) scan or other test will be used to determine whether the device has failed.
Bard G2 X IVC Filter Lawsuit Allegations
Complications caused by the failure of Bard G2 X IVC Filter Systems have already sparked lawsuits across the United States. These complaints allege that the devices are inherently defective and caused life-threatening injuries to the plaintiffs.
Such lawsuits seek monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
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Do I Have a Bard G2 X 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 X IVC Filter Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death 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 a Bard G2 X 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.