Bard G2 Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits: Severe Complications Lawsuit
Commonly asked questions about Vena Cava Filter systems:
- What are Bard G2 Vena Cava filters?
- About Bard G2 Vena Cava filters?
- What are complications of Bard G2 IVC filters?
- What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- FDA Releases Warning About Bard G2 IVC Filters
- Can I File A Bard G2 IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- Our No Fee Promise on Bard G2 IVC Filter Cases
- How Do I Start A Bard G2 IVC Filter Claim?
What Are Bard G2 Vena Cava Filters?
Bard Inc. is one of the main manufacturers of IVC filters currently being investigated by our dangerous device lawyers. The G2 Vena Cava Filter was one of Bard’s main production filter model. However, patients and medical professionals have reported that this filter was prone to failing, resulting in serious medical complications for some patients.
About Bard G2 Vena Cava Filters
The Bard G2 Vena Cava Filter is no longer produced or distributed in the United States. The G2 was designed to be a permanent filter, outfitted with various features to retain stability and durability once delivered. These features included elastic hooks and a spline cap to resist migration and leg entanglement. However, even with these features, the filter was still reported to be prone to failure.
A filter failure is categorized as when filter fracture, filter migration, or perforation of the vena cava occurs, among other possible outcomes. In the event of a filter failure, the patient can be exposed to serious health risks that may require immediate medical attention. The Bard G2 Vena Cava Filter’s official information packet indicates these complications as possibilities and details the structure of the device. While the filters are no longer being distributed in the United States, they still pose a risk to those who were implanted with one at an earlier time.
What Are Complications Of Bard G2 IVC Filters?
Recent reports have identified serious complications associated with Bard G2 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 G2 IVC Filters
In the past, the FDA has issued two separate safety communications regarding IVC filters and their potential dangers. Initially, the communications reported discoveries of severe complications, warning users and medical professionals that they should take caution and be vigilant about potential side effects. In 2014, the FDA revised their statements, insisting that IVC filters must be removed from patients between the 29th and 54th day after installation.
Can I File A Bard G2 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 G2 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 G2 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 G2 IVC filter lawsuit claims.