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Lawsuits Make Serious Allegations Against IVC Filter Manufacturers

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Surgeons implant inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in the veins of patients to prevent blood clots from moving into the lungs. The IVC filters are designed to catch the bard-g2-ivc-filter-lawsuitclots in the bloodstream and over time, the clots will dissipate. But faulty IVC filters have fractured, punctured veins, and migrated to other areas of the body to cause serious medical issues.

Due to these complications, recipients of IVC filters are filing legal claims alleging that filter manufacturers C.R. Bard and Cook Group, Inc. failed in their duty to exercise reasonable and prudent care in the development, testing, design, manufacture, inspection, marketing, labeling, promotion, distribution, and sale of the filters and knew or should have known about the dangers.

IVC Filter Litigation

The first IVC filter lawsuits were filed against C.R. Bard in California and Pennsylvania state courts in 2012. Other claims include the following:

In addition to all the risks associated with IVC filters, the benefits are also being questioned. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that IVC filters provide no advantage whatsoever over anticoagulant drugs that thin the blood to prevent clots.

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