File IVC Filter Lawsuit
Several patients have already filed lawsuits against the makers of IVC filters. Settlements in these cases are expected to be substantial.
You may be entitled to file a IVC filter lawsuit if you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of receiving the device implantation.
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 include Bard, 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
Have IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuits Been Created?
While no IVC class action lawsuits have been created, federal judicial panels have decided that lawsuits brought against Cook and Bard will be consolidated under separate multidistrict litigation entities. This decision makes it highly unlikely that a class action will ever be created, however multidistrict litigation will work to streamline the process in a similar fashion while still allowing each case to stand on its own merit.
All lawsuits brought against Cook Medical will be consolidated under the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Meanwhile, all cases brought against Bard will be consolidated under the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Lawsuits deemed eligible for filing will be able to join the multidistrict litigation designated for their respective IVC model manufacturer.
Why File an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
IVC filter lawsuits are filed against Bard Medical and Cook Medical. Lawsuit allegations include that the company:
- Failed to warn the public of the risks of an IVC filter
- Failed to properly test IVC filters for dangerous side-effects
- Withheld research data from the public about IVC filter dangers
- Sold IVC filters even though they knew it could be dangerous
- Manufactured and sold an unsafe product
Compensation In IVC Filter Lawsuits
Settlements in IVC filter lawsuits provide compensation for pain and suffering, as well as psychological damage. Damages also include medical expenses and lost wages.
Are You Eligible To File an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
If you suffered from complications arising from an IVC filter, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Our legal team will review your medical records to determine if you have a case. If you do qualify for a claim, we will start your case immediately.
Our IVC Filter Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous device attorneys 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 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 a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
Start Your IVC Filter Claim
Our 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 IVC filter lawsuit claims.