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New Jersey Woman Sues Bard Over IVC Filter Complications

A New Jersey woman who claims she was injured after being implanted with a Bard IVC filter has filed a medical device lawsuit against the manufacturer.

was allegedly injured after receiving an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by Bard has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

A woman from New Jersey who was allegedly injured after receiving an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by Bard has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

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?

June 20, 2016 – The complaint (PDF) was filed today in the Bard IVC filter multidistrict litigation (MDL 15-02641-PHX DGC) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of Plaintiff Renee Harris, who allegedly suffered unspecified injuries after receiving a Bard Meridian vena cava filter in September 2013.

The Bard Meridian is a tiny, umbrella-shaped medical device that prevents blood clots from traveling from the lower body to the lungs and/or heart. However, the arms or “struts” of the filters have been reported to break off after being implanted, resulting in organ perforation, internal bleeding, nerve damage and other life-threatening complications.

Bard has allegedly known about problems with its IVC filters for years, as the company began receiving injury reports associated with the devices since it released its G2 filter in 2003. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in August 2010 that it had received at least 921 adverse events associated with IVC filters, which included:

  • 328 incidences of device migration
  • 146 embolizations (detachment of device components)
  • 70 reports of perforation of the IVC
  • 56 filter fractures

FDA updated this communication in May 2014, cautioning that vena cava filters should be removed as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed.

Harris’ lawsuit names C.R. Bard Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., as defendants. The complaint alleges strict products liability, negligence, breach of warranty (both express and implied), fraudulent misrepresentation and concealment. Plaintiff is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages from Bard.

Do I Have a 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 vena cava 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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