Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over injuries connected to retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. The suits say the devices are “defective and unreasonably dangerous” and seek compensation for patients who suffered complications from the filters. Lawsuits have also been lodged by families of those who died in connection with the devices.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or complications after being implanted with an IVC filter, you may be owed money from the device manufacturer for medical bills and other damages. The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now speaking to IVC patients and their loved ones about their rights – and they want to hear from you.
To get in touch, just fill out the form on this page and we can send your information over to one of the attorneys we work with. There’s no cost to contact us or the lawyers we work with – and you’re never obligated to take legal action after learning more about your options. Plus, the only people who will ever see your information are our staff and the lawyers we work with.
The lawsuits claim that the devices were defectively designed and manufactured and were not safe for their intended purposes. It is believed that the source of the complications are the filters’ tendency to dislodge, break, tilt, migrate (move to other areas of the body), puncture the vena caval wall or otherwise fail.
These problems, according to the suit, can lead to a number of complications, including:
The suits allege that both Bard and Cook Medical knew that its IVC filters weren’t fit for use, but failed to recall them or warn patients about the serious risks associated with the devices.
This is not a class action lawsuit. If you or a loved one suffered injuries from an IVC filter, you will need to file your own, individual lawsuit with an attorney of your choice. You are not automatically covered by the pending litigation. That being said, the lawsuits against Cook Medical and C.R. Bard have been consolidated into two separate multidistrict litigations (MDLs) to help the lawsuits resolve quickly.
The lawsuits specifically refer to retrievable IVC filters made by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. These include the following:
A number of factors, including your age and the extent of your injuries, will determine how much you could get from a successful lawsuit. In general, however, medical device lawsuits typically seek compensation for:
To find out more about the lawsuits and why you may be owed money from C.R. Bard or Cook Medical, contact us here. One of the attorneys we work with may then call or e-mail you directly to get in touch and ask you a few questions about your injuries. There’s no cost to talk to a lawyer and they will only collect a fee if they win your case.
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