Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits: Severe Complications Lawsuit
Commonly asked questions about Vena Cava Filter systems:
- What are Bard Eclipse Vena Cava filters?
- About Bard eclipse Vena Cava filters
- What are complications of Bard Eclipse IVC filters?
- What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- FDA releases warning about Bard Eclipse IVC filters?
- Can I File A Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- Our No Fee Promise on Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Cases
- How Do I Start A Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Claim?
What Are Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filters?
Bard Inc. is one of the major pharmaceutical companies that manufactures IVC filters and is currently the subject of an investigation by our legal team. The Eclipse Vena Cava Filter was one of Bard’s main filter production models. While being actively manufactured and distributed, the filter was the subject of reports from patients and physicians claiming it commonly failed and caused serious health risks in consumers.
About Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filters
The Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter has been cancelled with production and distribution in the United States no longer occurring. The filter was designed with twelve wires serving as two levels of filtration in addition to the main support. However, due to faulty manufacturing, the device was reported to routinely fail.
Some of the major complications associated with IVC filters include filter fracture, filter migration, and perforation of the vena cava. Each of the complications result in serious health concerns that require immediate medical attention. The Bard Eclipse Vena Cava offical information packet acknowledges and identifies these complications but does not warn of the frequency in which they occur.
What Are Complications Of Bard Eclipse IVC Filters?
Recent reports have identified serious complications associated with Bard Eclipse IVC filters. These include:
- Filter fracture
- Filter migration
- Filter breaking
- Filter tilting
- Vena cava perforation
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 Eclipse IVC Filters
Since IVC filters were introduced to the market, the FDA has issued two safety communications regarding the discovery of severe complications that consumers and medical professionals need to be aware of. The last FDA statement came in 2014 as they revised previous statements, insisting that IVC filters must be removed from patients between the 29th and 54th day after installation.
Can I File A Bard Eclipse 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 Eclipse 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 Eclipse 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 Eclipse IVC filter lawsuit claims.