IVC Filter Recall Information
The United States Food & Drug Administration has not yet issued a recall for any type of IVC filter despite that fact that the devices have been linked to serious and potentially life-threatening complications.
The FDA has issued safety communications and suggestions regarding the filters, but has yet to pull the devices from any markets. Investigation is still ongoing regarding the safety of the IVC filters. Currently, the FDA recommends medical professional remove these devices from the patient’s heart between the 29th and 54th day after implantation.
Even though there has not been a recall on IVC filters, you can still pursue a lawsuit if you or someone you care about has been harmed by one of these devices. If you had an IVC filter installed in your heart and consequently suffered complications including but not limited to organ perforation, filter fracture, filter breaking, filter migration, or even death, you may be entitled to compensation.
Settlements in IVC filter lawsuits will include payment for pain and suffering, disability, lost income, medical expenses, and psychological harm. If a loved one passed away due to complications from an IVC filter, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our dangerous medical device attorneys can help if you or a loved one has been harmed by an IVC filter. Lawsuits have been filed against device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries cause by this dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement.
Types of IVC Filters
At this time, there are particular models of IVC filter that are prone to failure. We are currently pursuing lawsuits for patients who have had any of the following devices installed, and subsequently suffered complications:
- Bard Medical IVC Filters
- Cook Medical IVC Filters
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
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.