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Plaintiffs Seek Class Action Status in Arizona Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit

A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed on behalf of patients alleging injuries from IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard and Bard Vascular, Inc.

A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against C.R. Bard and Bard Vascular, Inc. hoping to represent thousands of patients across the U.S. who were injured after receiving a Bard IVC filter.

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?

August 30, 2016 – All of the plaintiffs in the proposed class action were implanted with one of the following Bard IVC filters:

All plaintiffs still have the filters implanted in them and none have been removed, according to the lawsuit.

Plaintiffs accuse Bard of aggressively marketing its vena cava filters, despite the Recovery filter being linked to adverse health complications including filter fracture, migration, organ perforation, blood clots and even death. In July 2004, Bard was aware of at least 12 filter migrations resulting in 4 deaths, and at least 17 reports of filter fracture, 6 cases of which involved one of the filter’s struts puncturing patients’ heart.

Bard continued marketing the Recovery until 2005, when the updated G2 filter received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Unfortunately, the G2 didn’t perform much better than its predecessor, and was soon linked to a high rate of fracture and other complications. In a review of the FDA database from 2004 to 2008, Bard IVC filters were associated with:

  • 50% of all adverse events
  • 64% of all IVC filter migrations
  • 69% of all vena cava wall perforations
  • 70% of all filter fractures

The new lawsuit was filed on May 5, 2016, and was transferred to the Bard IVC filter multidistrict litigation (2:15-md-02641-DGC) in the Southern District of Indiana on June 21, 2016. Plaintiffs are seeking in excess of $5 million in damages because they were allegedly exposed to a significantly increased risk of injury and death from Bard’s IVC filters than they would have if the devices had been designed without defects.

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 IVC filter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new 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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