There are new lawsuits stating that IVC filters, used to prevent dangerous blood clots, are causing deadly side effects. Recent studies show that 25 percent of IVC filters have fractures. The fractures pieces of the metal device, IVC filters, may cause serious injuries and in some cases death. These filter were intended to prevent blood clots from happening which could prevent serious health issues including strokes. However 1 in 4 of these IVC Filters have reportedly broke and shards of metal cause serious injuries. These IVC filters are wires are set against the walls of the inferior vena cava. If these IVC filters break, they can flow into the blood stream and end up in vital organs. The device is intended to removed from the body, so there are higher causes of splintering the longer the IVC Filter is in the body.
There are allegations that Bard knew about the splintering risks of IVC filters as early as 2003. Plaintiffs argue that Bards own research showed this dangerous IVC filters side effect. Despite possibly having this knowledge Bard did not alert the FDA or doctors who insert IVC filters into patients. They replaced Recovery IVC and started using a new filter the G2 in 2005. The FDA is advising that IVC filters should be removed as soon as the risks of pulmonary embolism subside. Should the IVC filters splinter there are high risks of limb blood clots. A man in February 2015 reached a settlement with Bard after he claimed the IVC filter broke off and traveled into his heart. Terms of the IVC filter lawsuit settlement were not disclosed. In that particular IVC filters lawsuit, the patient had the IVC filter in his body for 5 years. The FDA did release a IVC filters safety communication in 2011 warning of possible issues with IVC filters.
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Plaintiffs in the IVC filter lawsuits against Bard are suing for
In the these IVC filters plaintiffs are currently seeking punitive damages. The IVC filters defense is that these damages are not committed without evidence of malice. Recently a judge upheld the IVC filters victim's right to seek punitive damages. The lawsuit was in Nevada. In that IVC filter lawsuit the judge ruled that proper evidence was presented that could possibly show that Bard knew the IVC filter was unsafe yet continued to market the product. This latest ruling was handed down by the Honorable Robert C. Jones, United States District Court Judge of the District Court of Nevada.
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