IVC Filter Lawsuit
A year-long investigation by NBC Nightly News has raised serious questions about why medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. continued to sell and market its inferior vena cava (IVC) filters even after it seems to have become aware that its filters were failing and causing death and other serious injuries at rates significantly higher than other similar devices.
On August 17, the JPML ordered the transfer of all federal lawsuits filed over allegedly defective retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. to the District of Arizona. Because of the nature of the defect in this product, and the fact that tens of thousands of the devices remain implanted in patients, potential cases still exist and others will develop over time.
Models of interest include the RECOVERY, G2, G2 EXPRESS, ECLIPSE, MERIDIAN and DENALI models. Primary focus has been and should be on the earlier 510k devices, RECOVERY AND G2/G2 EXPRESS. As for the Cook Medical devices under investigation, investigations include the Gunther Tulip, Celect, and Celect Platinum.
If you or a loved one has a IVC filter implanted, please contact the CQH Firm for a free legal consultation.