Bard IVC Filter Lawyer
Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP is Ready to Fight for You
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are medical devices that are implanted into the inferior vena cava and used to prevent blood clots from forming. However, it has now been shown that these filters can break, sending small pieces through the patient's bloodstream and putting them at enormous risk of serious side effects, including stroke and even death.
If you or a loved one have been hurt by one of the IVC filters manufactured by Bard, then our firm is ready to hear from you. At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, we are well-versed in the devastating effects pharmaceutical and medical device companies can cause when they introduce a dangerous product into the market. Time and time again, we have helped victims hold these companies accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused with their products.
We are ready to do the same for your IVC filter claim. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Risks Associated with Bard IVC Filters
IVC filters have been used since the 1960s, but traditionally on a temporary basis. Bard, however, introduced a filter that they insisted was for permanent application. It has been revealed however, that in 2003, Bard's own research had found that these "permanent" filters tended to break with long term use.
Other studies have confirmed that long-term IVC filter use can be dangerous. The New England Society for Vascular Surgery conducted a study that showed that nearly a third of all used IVC filters showed dangerous fracturing. Filter migration, tilting, and perforation are also known to occur.
The use of a defective IVC filter can lead to:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Compromised respiration
Holding Bard Accountable
When Bard realized that their product, the Bard Recovery Filter, tended to fracture and put patients at risk, they failed to alert the FDA and continued to promote and sell it. In 2005, they replaced the filter with their G2 model, but since then, the FDA has documented nearly a 1000 cases of adverse medical events due to the company's IVC filters.
Bard has already reached settlements with some of their victims, but for many patients, the risk for IVC filter injury is still high. If you have been harmed, our firm invites you to contact us. We are ready to hear your story and, if necessary, begin taking aggressive legal action in pursuit of the restitution you deserve.
You do not have to navigate this troubling time alone. Call us at 888.811.9747 to speak with a trusted IVC filter attorney today.