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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in South Dakota

A South Dakota woman has filed a personal injury and products liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard alleging that the company’s Eclipse blood clot filter broke apart and became embedded in her internal organs.

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?

April 27, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Amber Nordin was implanted with a Bard Eclipse IVC filter in October 2012. She subsequently discovered that the device had migrated and become lodged in her organs, and in January 2014 was forced to undergo surgery to remove the filter, which was unsuccessful.

The Bard Eclipse is a medical device designed to be implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) of patients at risk for developing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot stuck in the lungs). The device and others like it have been linked to catastrophic and deadly injuries for thousands of patients across the U.S.

Nordin will likely face additional health problems from the Bard IVC filter, including life-threatening complications and ongoing medical care to ensure that the device does not cause further injury in the future.

The case joins a number of similar complaints filed in recent years, alleging that IVC filters are unreasonably dangerous and defective. In addition to the Eclipse, similar problems have been associated with the Bard G2, Bard Recovery and Bard Meridian filter models.

IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

There are 2 major manufacturers of retrievable vena cava filters, C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has granted coordinated pretrial proceedings in the federal court system, centralizing all Bard IVC filter injury lawsuits before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell in the District of Arizona. There are currently about 100 lawsuits pending in that litigation, as well as about 250 cases pending against Cook in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Louisiana.

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 IVC filter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in South Dakota and 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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