Bard IVC Filter Lawyer

Bard IVC Filter Lawyer in St. Louis, MO and Metro-East IL

Bad Recovery Inferior Vena Cava filters, also known as Bard IVC filters, are tiny devices designed to filter blood clots, preventing them from moving from the lower body to the lungs.  If a patient is deemed to be at a significant risk of suffering from a pulmonary embolism and can’t take anticoagulants, he or she may be implanted with a Bard IVC filter.  Bard IVC filters have been found to have a greater risk of migration and failure than other IVC filters.  In some cases, the arms or struts of a Bard IVC filter may break off or rupture inside the body, causing serious injury or even death.

If you or someone you love has experienced Bard IVC filter failure or migration, you may be entitled to significant compensation in a Bard IVC filter lawsuit.  Contact us to speak directly with a Bard IVC filter lawyer at our St. Louis, MO or Metro-East Illinois office.  We offer:

  • Free claim evaluations by a local Bard IVC filter lawyer
  • Home and hospital visits anywhere in Missouri or Illinois
  • No fee unless we win your case

Bard IVC Filter Problems and Complications

The Bard IVC Filter is meant to stop or catch blood clots that travel through the inferior vena cava, thus preventing a pulmonary embolism.  These dangerous medical devices are implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism but are unable to take anticoagulant medication or if anticoagulants have failed.

The Bard G2 IVC Filter System was approved by the FDA in 2005, when it was introduced as the successor of the Bard Recovery IVC Filter System.  The previous Bard Recovery IVC Filter was associated with a high number of problems such as fractures and migration when the blood filter was left in a patient for an extended period of time.

As a replacement for the Bard Recovery IVC Filter, the Bard G2 IVC Filter System was touted by manufacturer C.R. Bard as having “enhanced fracture resistance”, “improved centering”, and “increased migration resistance”.  Despite these claims, the Bard G2 IVC filter has been associated with a higher-than-expected failure rate: some estimates place the failure rate of this filter system as high as 12%.  The problems with the Bard G2 IVC Filter become more likely the longer the system is left in place.

Bard IVC Filter Injuries

When a Bard IVC Filter System is left in place for an extended amount of time, the arms or struts of the device may break or fracture, allowing pieces of the filter to travel through the body.  If these pieces become lodged in the heart or lungs, as is usually the case, serious and possibly deadly consequences may ensue.  Some of the effects of Bard IVC Filter failure include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Heart perforation
  • Lung perforation
  • Punctured vena cava
  • Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion or other hemorrhage (blood around the heart)
  • Cardiac tamponade or pericardial pamponade (disruption of the heart caused by excess fluid)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (accelerated heartbeat)

Contact a Bard IVC Filter Lawyer in St. Louis, MO or Metro-East Illinois

Although C.R. Bard had access to information about the risks associated with their IVC Filters, they still allowed thousands of these devices to be implanted.  Because of this exposure of consumers to serious and potentially life-threatening injury from the filters, a number of individuals have opted to file Bard IVC Filter lawsuits to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.  If you or someone you love has been the victim of Bard IVC Filter failure, fracture, or migration, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

The Bard IVC Filter lawyers at our St. Louis, MO and Metro-East Illinios offices have years of experience in defending victims of defective medical devices.  We have the resources our clients need to present a convincing case in a Bard IVC Filter lawsuit.  Contact a Bard IVC Filter lawyer in St. Louis, MO or Metro-East Illinois today to have your defective medical device claim reviewed at no cost to you.

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