IVC Filters are generally used when a patient cannot take blood thinners after back, knee, or hip surgery and the patient is at risk of developing a blood clot. IVC filters are used to catch blood clots which may develop and travel through the system potentially causing a deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism.
These devices are intended to be lifesaving and have been advertised to be so. Unfortunately, these products have caused thousands of injuries and wrongful deaths. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the use of an IVC filter, you should contact Abbott Law Group right away about an IVC Filter lawsuit.
The FDA claims the manufacturer has sold these devices without approval and that the facilities that manufactured these devices failed to meet quality guidelines. The FDA also states that until C.R. Bard fixes the problems listed in the warning letters, they will not approve the recovery system filter for use.
Some of the early problems began for Bard in 2005 when the IVC filter was cited for fracturing and migration. Bard released the G2 which was supposed to be a better version of the IVC filter, but the FDA again in 2010 sent out a warning letter to the manufacturer due to the adverse events that were being reported.
Since then, the FDA inspectors were sent to a number of facilities that these IVC filters and retrieval systems are manufactured at and found a number of qualify safety concerns in the way the product is manufactured, packaged, and shipped.
In 2015, the FDA has sent a second letter to C.R. bard that they have not met the requirements to continue manufacturing the products for commercial use at the same facilities mentioned before in a previous 2010 letter.
The C.R. Bard company has acted inappropriately by selling medical device products before approval by the FDA. Many patients who have been injured by these devices have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer for failing to follow proper clearance to enter the market, and for manufacturing an inferior product which has a higher than a usual number of reported injuries.
The Abbott Law Group has a team of lawyers who are reviewing claims of patients who may have been injured due to the use of a Bard IVC Filter, G2 Filter, and IVC retrieval system.
If you or your loved ones are interested in joining the IVC Filter lawsuits against the manufacturers, you should contact us right away for a free consultation. Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience practicing personal injury and product liability law and will be able to quickly evaluate whether or not you may have a case.
We offer free consultations and if we believe you may have a potential case, we will conduct an investigation into the events which may have occurred to see if there is enough evidence to file. If we do file, we will fight for the maximum compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Call us today for a free IVC filter lawsuit consultation and see if we may be able to help you.