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Bard Recovery IVC Filter Class Action

Our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits for people who were injured after receiving a Bard Recovery Inferior Vena Cava Filter. This device, which is used to catch blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs, has recently been linked to a high rate of fracture and migration, which can lead to life-threatening internal injuries.

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 is the Bard Recovery Filter?

Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, the Bard Recovery IVC Filter is a medical device used to prevent blood clots from traveling through the body and causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). The filter is typically used on patients at risk for developing blood clots, and who are unable to take anticoagulant medications. The Recovery is designed so that the filter can be removed or retrieved from the vena cava after the blood clot risk has subsided.

Vena Cava Filter Complications

The following studies have reported on Bard Recovery failure rates:

  • In 2005, a study by the New England Society for Vascular Surgery (NESVS) identified a 31.7% fracture rate after looking at injury reports filed with the Food & Drug Administration.
  • A 2008 study in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) found a 21% failure rate among patients implanted with the Bard Recovery Vena Cava Filter.
  • In 2010, research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (now JAMA Network) determined a rate of complications with Bard Recovery IVC filters of 25%, and that in many cases pieces of the device migrated to the heart after fracturing.

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

Do I Have a Bard Recovery 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 Recovery IVC Filter Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Bard IVC Filter injury 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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