IVC Filter Defects

IVC Filters (inferior vena cava filters) are spider-like medical devices implanted in the largest vein in the body, the vena cava, to filter blood clots and prevent them from traveling to arteries in the heart, brain, or lungs. Unfortunately, certain IVC Filters have been linked to many complications including migration, breakage, and failure of the filter. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that it received thousands of reports of IVC filter injuries and adverse events, mostly for device migrations.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious health complications after an IVC filter failed, you may be entitled to compensation. Our defective product lawyers have decades of experience representing injury victims, and we’re ready to fight for you. Give us a call at (877) 562-0000 or complete our free initial consultation form to get started now.

What injuries are caused by IVC filters?

IVC filters may migrate, break or fail, posing serious risks that may require the filter be removed or replaced. Symptoms of an IVC filter defect include:

  • Confusion
  • Chest pain
  • Hypotension
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hemorrhaging or internal bleeding

In some more severe cases, defects can lead to:

  • Stroke
  • Severe bleeding
  • Blood clots in the lungs
  • Organ perforation
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Death

Five IVC products are most often involved in IVC filter lawsuits: The Bard Recovery® filter; The Bard G2® filter; The Bard G2 Express® filter; The Cook Gunther Tulip® filter; and the Cook Celect® filter. Other IVC filters causing problems include the Bard Eclipse®, Bard Merdian®, and Bard Denali®.

Contact Cory Watson Attorneys for Help

At Cory Watson Attorneys, we hold medical device companies responsible when they produce dangerous products. Companies that are negligent and endanger the public should be held accountable when their products cause you harm. If you experienced serious side effects as a result of a defective IVC filter, call (877) 686-8992 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.

Recovery®,G2®, G2 Express®, Eclipse®, Bard Merdian®, and Bard Denali® are registered trademarks of C.R. Bard and are used here only to identify the products in question. Gunther Tulip® and Celect® are registered trademarks of Cook Medial and are used here only to identify the products in question.  

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with C.R. Bard or Cook Medical.