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Bard IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuit Transferred to Federal Court

A recent class action lawsuit filed against C.R. Bard over its Recovery and G2 inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has been removed from Florida state court to the federal court system. The new complaint is one of at least 3 class actions brought against Bard, alleging that its IVC filters pose a serious risk for individuals who have the devices implanted to prevent blood clots from traveling to their lungs. 

Bard IVC Filter Complications Update 3/21/13: Two studies and an editorial published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine raised questions about the placement of inferior vena cava filters. The research indicates that not only is there a lack of evidence establishing the effectiveness of IVC filters, but that a lack of data has led to great uncertainty as to how to correctly use the implants. Click here to learn more.

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’s the problem?

The recent Bard IVC filter class action lawsuit was filed in July 2012 on behalf of Samantha Bouldry, Eula Huff, Sandra Lorenz, and Janet Roberts in the Circuit Court for Florida in Palm Beach County.

Last week, attorneys for Bard filed a petition to have the case transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, which means that the company believes that the class action is eventually likely to involve more than 100 people, that the total claims could top $5 million, or that members of the plaintiff class will be diverse from at least one defendant.

The devices at issue – the Bard Recovery and Bard G2 IVC filters – are designed so that they can be removed once the threat of migrating blood clots has passed, but many physicians have allowed the filters to remain in place indefinitely. As a result, a number of recipients have experienced serious, potentially life-threatening side effects when one of the legs or struts breaks and travels to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or heart.

In addition to the Florida case, a number of other Bard IVC filter class action lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania and California courts, each involving nearly identical allegations that Bard knew – or should have known – about its products’ potential to cause adverse health complications, but that it failed to warn the public and medical communities about these risks. The claims seek compensation from the company to pay for the medical monitoring the patients will require to ensure that the IVC filters have not fractured or broken in their bodies as long as they remain in place. To date, an estimated 100,000 Bard IVC filters have been implanted in patients around the country.

Do I Have a Bard 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 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 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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