Bard G2X Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits: Severe Complications Lawsuit
Commonly asked questions about Vena Cava Filter systems:
- What are Bard G2X Vena Cava filters?
- About Bard G2X Vena Cava filters
- What are complications of Bard G2X IVC filters?
- What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- FDA Releases Warning About Bard G2X IVC Filters
- Can I File A Bard G2X IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- Our No Fee Promise on Bard G2X IVC Filter Cases
- How Do I Start A Bard G2X IVC Filter Claim?
What Are Bard G2X Vena Cava Filters?
Bard Inc. is one of the two primary IVC filter manufacturers, currently under investigation by our legal team. The G2X Vena Cava Filter was one of Bard’s main filter models during its production. However, patients and doctors reported that the device was known to frequently fail, exposing patients to many severe medical complications.
About Bard G2X Vena Cava Filters
According to Bard’s official website, the G2X filter is no longer being manufactured or distributed in the United States. The filter was designed to act as a permanent filter with twelve nitinol wires forming two levels of filtration and added stability. Multiple reports regarding the device soon indicated that it was prone to failure due to faulty manufacturing.
When an IVC filter fails, it causes health complications stemming from filter fracture, filter migration, and perforation of the vena cava. Each outcome of filter failure can lead to serious health risks that require immediate medical attention. The Bard G2X Vena Cava Filter’s official information packet indicates each failure outcome as a possibility, but does not address the frequency in which they occur.
What Are Complications Of Bard G2X IVC Filters?
Recent reports have identified serious complications associated with Bard G2X 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 G2X IVC Filters
IVC filters have been the subject of two FDA safety communications, each reporting on findings of complications leading to severe health risks. These communications have been meant to warn patients and medical professionals of the dangers that these devices could represent. 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 G2X 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 G2X 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 G2X 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 G2X IVC filter lawsuit claims.