In reducing the risk of blood clots from traveling to the lungs, Bard IVC Filters are indicated for the prevention of imminent pulmonary embolisms. Of particular concern, however, are reports that suggest these devices may demonstrate an increased propensity for failure. Accordingly, struts on the device may fracture at a higher than acceptable rate, causing shards to migrate towards the lungs and heart. The migration of these pieces may result in severe, life-threatening injuries. Therefore, those that have been treated with one of these devices and subsequently experienced a similar complication may be eligible to partake in an IVC Filter lawsuit.
Free Virginia IVC Filter Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by the Bard IVC Filter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Virginia IVC Filter Lawsuit Overview
Bard Peripheral Vascular, otherwise known as a subsidiary of world renown C.R. Bard Inc., received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop and distribute IVC Filters in 2003. Accordingly, the cage-like devices were designed to be placed directly within the inferior vena cava, the main blood vessel supplying the lungs. The presence of an IVC Filter dramatically reduces the risk of a dangerous blood clot traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism.
Unfortunately, these devices have been associated with a high rate of failure. The struts or legs of Bard IVC Filters may be prone to fracture and then migrate to other locations in the body, particularly the heart or lungs, where they could cause severe and potentially life-threatening injuries. The following is a comprehensive list of the injuries that are being evaluated in pending Virginia IVC Filter lawsuits:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Respiratory compromise
- Cardiac/pericardial tamponade (pressure caused by a collection of blood in the area around the heart)
- Severe and persistent pain
- Perforation of tissue, vessels, and organs
Therefore, if you have suffered from a serious injury after receiving one of these devices, you may be entitled to partake in a Virginia IVC Filter lawsuit. For more information, contact an IVC Filter lawyer immediately.
Do I Have a Virginia IVC Filter Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug 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 IVC Filter injury and death lawsuits in Virginia.
Free Virginia IVC Filter Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by the Bard IVC Filter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.