Attorney Explains Bard and Cook IVC Filter Injuries

We are investigating and accepting Cook Celect, Cook Gunther and Bard Recovery and G2 IVC Filter personal injury and wrongful cases nationwide. In this article I am going to be explaining about Bard and Cook IVC Filter Injuries.

There are serious and fatal complications with the widely used Cook and Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

FDA Warning to Remove Filters

Bard and Cook IVC Filter Injuries
Bard and Cook IVC Filter Injuries including perforation of the IVC and other blood vessels.

The FDA has received many hundreds of reports of adverse events and product problems associated with IVC filters.

Types of reports include device migration, filter fracture, embolization (movement of the entire filter or fracture fragments to the heart or lungs), perforation of the IVC, perforation of the aorta and other major organs and difficulty removing the device.

Some of these events led to bad clinical outcomes and in severe cases, death. These types of events may be related to how long the filter has been implanted.

Other known long-term risks associated with IVC filters include lower limb deep vein thrombosis blood clots in the leg and IVC occlusion or blockage.

For patients with retrievable filters, some complications and injuries may be avoided if the IVC filter is removed once the risk of pulmonary embolism has been reduced.

The FDA is concerned that retrievable IVC filters, when placed for a short-term risk of pulmonary embolism, are not always removed once the risk subsides.

The FDA recommends that the implanting doctors responsible for the ongoing care of patients with retrievable IVC filters consider removing the filter as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed.

A patient should be referred for IVC filter removal when the risk/benefit profile favors removal and the procedure is feasible given the patient’s health status.

The decision to remove an IVC (inferior vena cava) filter depends on various factors and should be made on a case-by-case basis by the patient’s healthcare provider. Generally, there are several considerations for IVC filter removal:

  1. Resolution of the Risk Factor: If the condition that led to the insertion of the IVC filter, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), has resolved or the patient’s risk of clotting has decreased significantly, the filter may no longer be necessary.
  2. Risk-Benefit Assessment: The potential risks associated with leaving the IVC filter in place, such as filter migration, fracture, or thrombosis, should be weighed against the risks of removing the filter. Factors such as the patient’s overall health status, history of clotting events, and any ongoing risk factors for clotting should be considered.
  3. Duration of Placement: IVC filters were traditionally considered permanent implants. However, there has been increasing recognition of the potential long-term risks associated with leaving them in place indefinitely. Therefore, some guidelines suggest considering removal of the filter once the risk of clotting has subsided.
  4. Complications or Concerns: If the patient experiences complications related to the IVC filter, such as filter migration, fracture, or recurrent clotting despite anticoagulation therapy, removal may be indicated.

What is an IVC Filter?

IVC filters are small, cage-like devices that are inserted into the inferior vena cava to capture blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs.

The inferior vena cava is the main vessel returning blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. IVC filters are frequently placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) when anticoagulant therapy cannot be used or is ineffective. IVC filters are designed to be permanent implants although some of these devices may have the option to be removed.

Bard G2 IVC Filter Lawsuits

G2™ Filter System lawsuits claim that the G2 Filter System has manufacturing and design defects which resulted in device failure. The injured plaintiffs have experienced filter fracture, filter failure and movement or migration of the G2 Filter.

In 2005, Bard Peripheral Vascular began selling its G2 IVC filter. This replaced the Recovery IVC filter. Despite the “enhanced fracture resistance” and “enhanced migration resistance” advertisements by Bard Peripheral Vascular, the device has still been shown to fracture, fail and migrate.

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Serious Side Effects of Bard IVC Filter

Did you have a Bard IVC Filter inserted to prevent pulmonary embolism? Did the Bard IVC Filter break apart or fracture causing significant damage or did a loved one pass away?

Did you or a loved one suffer IVC Filter complications? Perforation of the Heart, Lungs, Vena Cava, or Aorta, Internal Bleeding, Cardiac Tamponade, Hematoma, Pulmonary embolism, Infection or Severe Chest Pain?

Bard Recovery IVC Filter Lawsuits

The Bard Recovery IVC filter was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002. It was placed on the market for use in 2003.

Bard Peripheral Vascular the manufacturer withdrew the Recovery IVC filter from the market in 2005 and replaced it with the G2 IVC filter. The G2 IVC filter is the “second generation” of the Recovery IVC filter.

A recent medical report has found that 25% of all Bard Recovery IVC filters and 12% of Bard G2 IVC filters fractured. These fractured filters have the potential become dislodged and cause serious and fatal injury.

71% of the broken pieces migrated through the veins of the patient to the heart. The FDA has received more than 900 reports of adverse events, including:

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Filter Fracture, Migration or Embolization, leading to Injury to the Heart, Lung or Vena Cava
  • Cardiac or Pericardial Tamponade
  • Severe Persistent Chest Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Death

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