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Bard Meridian IVC Filter Class Action

Did you or someone you love suffer a serious injury after receiving a Bard Meridian Inferior Vena Cava Filter? If so, you should know that you’re not alone, and that this device and others like it have recently been linked to complications including fracture/migration of the IVC filter, perforation of the heart, lung or vena cava, and hemorrhage.

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.

Update: New Jersey Woman Sues Bard Over Meridian IVC Filter Complications

June 20, 2016 – A woman from New Jersey who was allegedly injured after receiving a Meridian vena cava filter lawsuit has filed a lawsuit against Bard. The complaint (PDF) was entered today into the Bard IVC Filter MDL in Arizona (IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation), seeking both compensatory and punitive damages against Bard.

What’s the Problem?

Bard Medical’s Meridian Inferior Vena Cava Filter is a small, umbrella-shaped device that stops blood clots from traveling to the heart, lungs or brain. IVC filters are typically recommended for patients at risk of developing pulmonary embolisms who are unable to take anticoagulant drugs. Unfortunately, vena cava filters have recently been found to fail after being inserted. When the struts of a Bard Meridian Filter break loose in the body, it may result in the following complications:

  • Fracture of the IVC Filter
  • Perforation, Puncture or Serious Damage to the Heart, Lungs or Vena Cava
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Cardiac or Pericardial Tamponade
  • Ventricle Tachycardia
  • Lower Limb DVT
  • Hematoma or Nerve Injury at the Puncture Site
  • Constant and Severe Pain in the Heart, Chest or Elsewhere in the Body
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Infection
  • Death

FDA Warning on Vena Cava Defects

In August of 2010, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification which stated that patients implanted with IVC filters may be at an increased risk of suffering life-threatening side effects (the longer the filter remained inserted, the greater the risk). The administration stated that vena cava filters should be taken out as soon as the risk of blood clots has passed. Since 2005, FDA has received at least 900 injury reports associated with potentially defective IVC filters.

About Bard Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuits on their behalf.

Do I Have a Bard Meridian 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 Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently investigating potential settlements 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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