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Cases Involving Bard IVC Filter Failure Allegations Now Being Investigated by Resource4thePeople Attorneys
Date:3/28/2013

ently in the listing of over 900 Adverse Event Reports is the C.R. Bard Filter. In response to these inquiries from consumers we are providing links to lawyers who are offering free consultations."

These consultations are now being offered to provide consumers with a comprehensive review of the legal options that may be available to them to seek compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and other expenses related to an IVC failure, said Resource4thePeople.

IVC filters -- inferior vena cava filters -- are medical devices that are designed to prevent blood clots in patients at risk for a pulmonary embolism in cases in which an anticoagulant is contraindicated or proven ineffective.

The FDA's warning issued to health care professionals and consumers reports that serious health problems can occur on these spider-like devices when the legs that extend from it to block clots break off.

What can then occur, according to the FDA is that these broken parts from the filter may travel to other parts of the body and cause serious problems such as lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and IVC perforation.

Resource4thePeople notes that class-action lawsuits were recently filed by patients who had Bard IVC filters implanted in their bodies and claim to have suffered serious health problems.***

The lawsuits allege that the devices are prone to fracture and cause tears in body organs, including the heart and that C.R. Bard is liable because company officials were aware of IVC filters problems but failed to adequately warn patients and health care professionals.

The lawsuit claims that an estimated 100,000 of the devices have been implanted in patients in the United States.

These lawsuits and the medical society’s formation of an IVC filter follow the warning issued by the FDA detailing the large number of Adverse Event Reports:

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