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For All Patients That Had An IVC Filter Implanted...

New Research Shows Frighteningly High Failure Rates Putting IVC Filter Patients At Risk of...

  • IVC filter fractures (broken pieces)
  • Filter migration (moving around body)
  • Perforated vessels & punctured organs
  • Embolism (ie. pulmonary embolism)
  • Pain or bleeding
  • ...and other serious complications

Patients may be eligible for compensation. Because of recent research and FDA safety alerts, patients are now filing lawsuits claiming IVC filter manufacturers designed a defective device and failed to properly warn patients and doctors of known risks.

Seek financial compensation soon. You have a limited window of time to file a lawsuit. Cases are being investigated for patients who had the device removed due to complications or patients who currently have an IVC filter implanted (with or without complications).

Talk to one of our IVC Filter lawsuit lawyers today. We are offering free legal consultations for a limited time. Click the button below (or call us) to discover how you may benefit...

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What Is Happening?

IVC (inferior vena cava) filters are implanted in patients who are at high-risk of developing blood clots. But recent studies have shown an alarming amount of IVC filter failures, sparking the FDA to release safety warnings and advisories regarding the dangers of these devices.

FDA Warns Against Long-Term Use

Many of the IVC Filter manufacturers have marketed their filters as being a "permanent" solution for patients at risk of forming blood clots. However, a number of scientific studies have shown alarmingly high numbers of complications from filters left in too long.

Because of these findings, the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) promptly issued a safety advisory to doctors that all IVC filters should be removed within 29 to 54 days of implantation.

1000's of Reports of Serious Complications

Thousands of adverse events caused by defective IVC filters have been reported to the FDA. Some of the complications reported are:

  • IVC filter migration
  • Embolization
  • Vessel perforations
  • IVC filter fractures
  • Filter lodging in organs
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The Medical Device Companies That Make IVC Filters May Have Known About These Serious Risks... Yet Failed To Warn Doctors and Patients

Lawsuits against IVC filter manufacturers (including C.R. Bard® Medical, Cook® and Greenfield®) allege that the IVC filters were defectively designed. New studies have shown that these filters are prone to fracturing and migrating within the body, causing the potential for serious harm.

Further, the current IVC filter lawsuits allege that the manufacturers knew of these risks with their devices, yet failed to properly warn doctors and patients of the risks and adverse consequences of long-term use.

Potentially Forged Signature -- FDA Application For Approval

There are also allegations that Bard® (the largest IVC filter manufacturer) forged a crucial signature of an in-house regulatory specialist on an FDA application meant to gain FDA approval for the IVC filter device.

NBC News reported that Kay Fuller (the regulatory specialist) stated that she never signed the FDA application for the IVC filter device because of her concerns with the device's safety. If the FDA application was forged, this would be a serious felony offense.

FDA Released Warning Letter Citing Eight Violations of Federal Law Concerning Bard's IVC Filters

Bard® (largest IVC filter manufacturer) was hit with a warning letter by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for violating eight federal laws concerning their IVC filters.

These violations took place at their Bard® Peripheral Vascular facility in Tempe, Arizona, as well as the C.R. Bard Inc. facility in Queensbury, NY.

The warning letter from the FDA states:

  • Bard failed to correct prior violations at both facilities
  • Bard failed to report device malfunction that could likely result in serious injury or death
  • Bard was cited for marketing a device that was not granted marketing approval (adulterated)
  • Bard misfiled several patient complaints, including the report of one patient's death

FDA States Concerns Over IVC Filter Use

Amid the flurry of investigations and alarming new studies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publicly made a statement about the risks of serious complications with IVC filter use...

“The FDA is concerned that these retrievable IVC filters, intended for short-term placement, are not always removed once a patient’s risk for PE subsides. Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include but are not limited to lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and IVC perforation.” -- FDA (Food & Drug Administration)

Continue reading if you (or a loved one) had an IVC filter installed...

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What To Do If You Suffered Complications With An IVC Filter... Or Have An IVC Filter Currently Inside You!

The law protects patients from dangerous medical devices that can cause serious harm or death...

If you (or a loved one) had an IVC filter implanted and consequently suffered a serious complication (or if you have an IVC filter currently with or without complications) this may be the most important message you will ever read.

Here is why...

The IVC filter (inferior vena cava filter) has been linked to many of the following complications...

  • IVC filter fractures (broken pieces)
  • Filter migration (moving around body)
  • Perforated vessels & punctured organs
  • Embolism (ie. pulmonary embolism)
  • Pain or bleeding
  • Damage to the lungs or vena cava
  • Internal bleeding
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Severe chest pain & heart pain
  • Serious infection
  • Death
  • ...and other serious complications

Even If You Haven't Had Complications.. You May Be Eligible To Pursue Financial Compensation

Please note that the following information is for both...

  1. Patients who have or had an IVC filter with complications, and...
  2. Patients who currently have an IVC filter (with or without complications)

As you can see... this information is for both patients with and without complications.

Even if you currently have an IVC filter right now without complications, it would be wise to speak with an attorney because you may have an undiagnosed injury, or may need to have it removed.

So please continue reading regardless if you've had complications with your filter or not...

When Medical Manufacturers Fail To Design A Safe Device, Innocent Patients Become Victims

As a result of a manufacturer's failure to design a safe medical device, you or your loved one have or will likely suffer emotional and physical stress, along with unintended financial burdens -- like doctor or hospital visits, time off work, necessary surgeries or procedures to either treat the complications caused by the filter or have it removed from your body.

Why should you suffer and be responsible for the stress caused by a medical device manufacturer's mistake?

As a victim of a defective medical device that SHOULD have been either pulled from the market immediately or redesigned after having been reported by hundreds of patients to be unsafe, you may be entitled to what are called "money damages", which is just a fancy legal term for money awarded from individual lawsuits, settlements and class action lawsuits.

IVC filter lawsuits are currently being filed against C.R. Bard®, Bard, Inc® and other IVC filter manufacturers (ie. Cook®) on the grounds that...

  • they failed to warn patients and doctors about the potential risks
  • they were negligent in the design, manufacture and control of the IVC filter device
  • they potentially marketed a medical device illegally after possibly forging a critical FDA application for approval
  • they failed to properly report adverse events to the FDA caused by their device
  • they failed to pull the device off the market in a timely fashion after research showed safety concerns with the device

How To Pursue Financial Compensation If You (Or A Loved One) Are Affected...

Our legal team has reviewed the available evidence and our experience tells us that we are in prime position to effectively represent victims who have suffered health and financial consequences due to an IVC filter.

We are even accepting cases where a patient currently has an IVC filter without any complications.

Please note -- our law firm is accepting cases nationally from all 50 states.

Get A Free Legal Consultation With Our IVC Filter Lawyers Today

For a limited time, our IVC filter lawsuit lawyers are offering FREE legal consultations to those who may have suffered both physically and financially due to the IVC filter medical device... or those who currently have an IVC filter inside them.

This is your opportunity to have a conversation with an experienced attorney who can answer all your questions and help you determine if you are eligible to pursue financial compensation.

Act Now Because There Is A Limited Window of Time To Pursue A Legal Case

There is a very small window of time for victims to seek financial compensation -- it is called the "statute of limitations" and the time window for pursuing a case is different in each state.

So please do not wait to speak to an attorney because you do not want to miss your opportunity to pursue an IVC filter settlement or lawsuit.

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