Bard Lawyers Drug Lawsuit SourceBard Meridian Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits: Severe Complications Lawsuit

Commonly asked questions about Vena Cava Filter systems:

What Are Bard Meridian Vena Cava Filters?

The subject of an investigation by our legal team, Bard Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures IVC filters. The Meridian Vena Cava Filter was a former filter production model manufactured and distributed by Bard Inc. While being actively distributed, consumers and medical professionals frequently reported that the device was prone to failing, leading to serious health complications in those cases.

About Bard Meridian Vena Cava Filters

The Bard Meridian Vena Cava Filter is no longer actively manufactured or distributed in the United States. However, those who were previously implanted with this model and who currently are still face serious health risks. The filter, while designed to remain rigid and stable once implanted, frequently faced reports that it was prone to failure stemming from its faulty manufacturing.

There are severe complications associated with IVC filter failures, including filter fracture, filter migrations, and perforation of the vena cava. Each of these complications carries serious health risks that often necessitate immediate medical attention. The Bard Meridian Vena Cava Filter’s official information packet identifies these complications but does not detail the frequency or serious risks they are come with.

What Are Complications Of Bard Meridian IVC Filters?

Recent reports have identified serious complications associated with Bard Meridian 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 Meridian IVC Filters

Presently, the FDA has issued two separate safety communications detailing findings of severe complications associated with IVC filters. These communications were meant to ensure that consumers an doctors were made aware of the potentially serious side effects that could occur if implanted with an IVC filter. 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 Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian IVC Filter Claim?

Our Bard IVC filter lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. 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 Meridian IVC filter lawsuit claims.

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  1. IVC Filters: 2014 FDA Safety Communication
  2. Bard Meridian Official Information