The lawyers and attorneys at Hood National Law Group are currently investigating the problems and complications related to Inferior vena cava filters also called IVC Filters. Litigation to start.
Some IVC filter “legs” are breaking apart and moving to other parts of the body. Possible risk of pulmonary embolism or the device can migrate into the lungs or heart causing potential life threatening situations.
If you or someone you know has had an IVC Filter and has had any side effect or have died, contact us today for a free case review as a class action lawsuit may take place with substantial cash claims awards from settlements.
What are IVC Filters used for?
IVC Filters are used to help prevent blood clots from moving through the body by acting like a type of trap for a predetermined size of blood clot. They are inserted via a surgical process into the inferior vena cava (a large blood vein that extends from the lower torso up to the heart)
IVC Filter Complications – Problems people have encountered with IVC Filters include:
- Device Fracturing
- Device Migrated to other parts of the body
- Device Perforated
- Device Tilted
- Device becoming Irretrievable
What are the brands of IVC Filters?
There are a few different manufactures of IVC filters.
Bard Peripheral Vascular
- Recovery vena cava filter (discontinued)
- G2 vena cava filter
- G2 X vena cava filter
- Eclipse vena cava filter
Boston Scientific products include:
- Titanium Greenfield filter (TGF)
- Percutaneous stainless steel Greenfield filter (12F SGF)
- Stainless steel Greenfield filter (SGF) (Kimray-Greenfield filter)
B Braun Medical products include:
- Vena Tech LGM vena cava filter
- Vena Tech LP vena cava filter
Cook Medical products include:
- Gianturco-Roehm Bird’s Nest filter (BNF)
- Gunther Tulip vena cava filter
- Celect vena cava filter
FDA Issues Warning for IVC Filters.
Back in early 2005, the FDA started receiving 921 device adverse event reports involving IVC filters, they include:
- 328 involved device migration.
- 146 involved embolizations (detachment of device components).
- 70 involved perforation of the IVC.
- 56 involved filter fracture.
Some of these events led to adverse clinical outcomes in patients. These types of events may be related to a retrievable filter remaining in the body for long periods of time, beyond the time when the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) has subsided.
The FDA is concerned that these retrievable IVC filters, intended for short-term placement, are not always removed once a patient’s risk for PE subsides. Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include but are not limited to lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and IVC perforation.
What is the IVC Filter Lawsuit?
The basis of the IVC class action lawsuit can be best stated simply: We believe that many of these manufacturers either did ineffective testing of the IVC filters, or misled the FDA or doctors that these devices could remain in the body for long periods of time. Bard and Boston Scientific have made millions of dollars from these products, and we intent to hold them responsible for the pain and suffering or death of individuals that had them inserted. Contact our IVC filter lawyers and attorneys today – you may receive a large cash settlements from claims filed.
Find out if you qualify for Cash Compensation by taking the IVC Filter Claims Case Review.
Three recent questions about the IVC Filter lawsuit.
How much can you get from an IVC Filter lawsuit?
How much compensation would I get from an IVC Filter claim?
Has much is the settlement money for the IVC Filter lawsuit?
Some of the past defective medical device lawsuits have had millions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that is divided up between all who have joined the lawsuit. Example: $50,000,000 in a settlement fund that would serve 1,000 victims would be $50,000 per person. This is only an example and does not represent what may happen for IVC filter lawsuit.
IVC Filter Lawsuits forming in these States:
Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio(OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VI), Washington (WA), Washington DC (DC), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
Our lawyers and attorneys can provide information on how to file an IVC Filter lawsuit in the following cities in our claims center:
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, Baltimore, Boston, Seattle, Washington, Milwaukee, Denver, Louisville, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Portland, Phoenix, Houston, Tucson, Albuquerque, Atlanta, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, Colorado Springs, Arlington, Wichita, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, Mesa, Kansas City, Cleveland, San Jose, Jacksonville, Austin, Memphis, Fort Worth, Charlotte, Virginia Beach, Omaha, Miami, Oakland, Tulsa, Honolulu, Minneapolis.
IVC Filter class action lawsuit page updated for revisions on March 14, 2017.