A list of the 22 largest settlements reached between the United States Department of Justice and pharmaceutical companies from 1991 to 2013, ordered by the size of the total settlement.
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NEW YORK — A woman who was implanted with an Eclipse Vena Cava Filter on Sept. 2011 at a hospital in New York has filed a lawsuit against its manufacturer Bard, according to the Daily Hornet. Eclipse is an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. It was approved in June 2010, soon after Bard pulled the 3rd-generation […]
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Between 2005 and 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reportedly received 921 adverse event reports regarding IVC filter failures resulting in dangerous health complications.
BOWLING GREEN, K.Y. — Boston Scientific and Cook Medical have been named as the defendants in recently filed IVC filter lawsuits on the grounds that their devices were defective and led to serious health complications in consumers.
A national media outlet claims that New Jersey-based device maker C.R. Bard knew of problems with its IVC filter as early as 2005, but consciously decided to keep selling the defective implants and place patients at risk. According to an NBC News report, company executives first learned about the G2’s defects in an internal memo […]
SILVER SPRING, Md. — IVC filters, or inferior vena cava filters, are metal devices that are implanted in patients who either have blood clots or who are likely to develop blood clots but who cannot take regular blood thinner medication. Because of their shape, IVC filters allow healthy blood to flow through regularly while stopping […]
Blood clot filters are medical devices that are surgically implanted into the body to prevent clotted blood from reaching areas where they can cause serious problems, such as a pulmonary embolism. These blood clot filters are known medically as inferior vena cava filters, or IVC filters. They are primarily used for patients who are unable […]
Blood clot filters are devices that are implanted into the body to stop blood clots from causing problems, such as a pulmonary embolism. These blood clot filters are known as inferior vena cava filters, or IVC filters, because they are inserted into the large vein that transports blood to the lower section of the body, […]
Cook Medical is one of the major manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters, otherwise known as IVC filters. These devices are inserted into the vena cava vein in patients who are unable to take tradition blood thinning medication. The device can trap blood clots before they are able to cause serious complications, such as pulmonary […]
Bard Medical is one of the major producers of inferior vena cava filters, otherwise known as IVC filters. These devices are inserted into the vena cava vein in some patients in order to prevent blood clots from causing a pulmonary embolism. Usually, the devices are only used for individuals who are unable to take traditional […]