Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits: Severe Complications Lawsuit
Commonly asked questions about Vena Cava Filter systems:
- What are Bard Denali Vena Cava filters?
- About Bard Denali Vena Cava filters
- What are complications of Bard Denali Vena Cava filters?
- What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- FDA releases warning about Bard Denali IVC filters?
- FDA issues recommendations about dangers of IVC filters
- Can I file A Bard Denali IVC filter lawsuit?
- Our no fee promise on Bard Denali® IVC filter cases
- How do I start A Bard Denali IVC filter claim?
What Are Bard Denali® Vena Cava Filters?
Bard Inc. is one of the pharmaceutical companies that manufactures IVC filters that are currently being investigated by our legal team. The Denali® Vena Cava Filter is one of the models of filters that Bard produces. Patients and physicians have reported that this device has a history of failing and causing serious complications in some individuals.
About Bard Denali® Vena Cava Filters
The Bard Denali® Vena Cava Filter is touted as a “completely redesigned” IVC filter with “advanced filter technology to prevent movement, tilt, and penetration” however, multiple reports have suggested that these devices are prone to failure because of faulty manufacturing.
Major complications caused by IVC filters include filter fracture, filter migration and perforation of the vena cava; all of which can lead to serious health concerns that require immediately medical attention. The Bard Denali® Vena Cava Filter’s official brochure mentions many of these complications, however, these filters are still being placed in patients today.
What Are Complications Of Bard Denali® IVC Filters?
Recent reports have identified serious complications associated with Bard Denali® IVC filters. These include:
- Filter fracture
- Filter migration
- Filter breaking
- Filter tilting
- Vena cava perforation
Other known long-term risks associated with IVC filters include lower limb deep vein thrombosis and IVC Collusion.
What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
Retrievable IVC filters are wire devices implanted in the vena cava, the body’s largest vein, to stop blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. These devices are used when blood thinners are not an option.
Manufacturers other than Bard include Cook and Johnson & Johnson.
While permanent IVC filters have been used since the 1960s with almost no reports of failure, retrievable IVC filters were introduced in 2003, promoted for use in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Risks associated with the retrievable IVC filters include migration, fracture and perforation, leading to embolism, organ damage and wrongful death.
Any patient who received a Bard or Cook IVC filter implant and matches any of the following criteria is eligible to file an IVC filter lawsuit:
- IVC filter fractured or failed
- Removal or replacement of the filter was required because of the danger of fracture/failure
- IVC filter migrated or became dislodged from its original placement point
- A physician recommended removal but the filter could not be removed due to risk of further injury
FDA Releases Warning About Bard Denali IVC Filters
The FDA has issued safety communications regarding IVC filters twice in the past. Initially, they reported findings of the severe complications, warning consumers and doctors that they should be wary of these potential side effects.
Some of these events led to adverse clinical outcomes. These types of events may be related to how long the filter has been implanted. Other known long-term risks associated with IVC filters include lower limb deep vein thrombosis and IVC occlusion. For patients with retrievable filters, some complications may be avoided if the filter can be removed once the risk of pulmonary embolism has subsided. As recently as 2014, the FDA revised their statements, insisting that IVC filters must be removed from patients between the 29th and 54th day after installation.
FDA Issues Recommendations About Dangers of IVC Filters
The FDA recommends that implanting physicians and clinicians responsible for the ongoing care of patients with retrievable IVC filters consider removing the filter as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed.
The FDA encourages all physicians involved in the treatment and follow-up of patients receiving IVC filters to consider the risks and benefits of filter removal for each patient. A patient should be referred for IVC filter removal when the risk/benefit profile favors removal and the procedure is feasible given the patient’s health status.
Can I File A Bard Denali® IVC Filter Lawsuit?
Our Bard IVC filter lawyers can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an IVC filter. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No Fee Promise on Bard Denali® IVC Filter Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive an IVC filter settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
How Do I Start A Bard Denali® IVC Filter Claim?
Our Bard IVC filter lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Bard Denali® IVC filter lawsuit claims.