Bard G2® IVC Filter Recall
The Law office of Raizner Slania is offering free consultations to patients who suffer from IVC filter complications due to a defective Bard G2® IVC Filter. Anyone who was experienced any complications may be entitled to compensation from a lawsuit filed against Bard.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the G2® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC Filter) manufactured by C.R. Bard in 2005 to replace Bard’s previous filter, the Recovery IVC Filter, which had a high rate of device fracture. Although Bard tried to improve the design of its G2® IVC Filter to reduce the likelihood of device fracture and other complications, patients still experienced severe complications and even death.
What Is An IVC Filter?
An IVC Filter is a small, cone shaped device that is inserted into the inferior vena cava to catch blood clots and prevent them from traveling into the heart and/or lungs, while still allowing blood to flow through vein. The devices are most commonly used in patients at a risk of developing blood clots in their lower extremities that could travel throughout the body. However, IVC Filters are only meant to be temporary, and should be removed immediately after the threat of developing a blood clot has passed.
G2® IVC Filter Complications
Although the G2® IVC filter is only several millimeters long, it can cause devastating damage inside the body. Some of the most common G2® IVC filter complications include:
- Device perforation of the inferior vena cava
- Device migration throughout the body
- Device fracture
- Embolization of device components in other organs
A study published in the Journal for the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2010 found nearly one out of every four Bard G2® IVC filters fractured inside the body. When the device fractures, its components can get lodged inside of organs like the heart and can become impossible to remove.
Many patients suffer additional injuries when their G2® IVC filters cannot be completely removed. Some of the most common IVC filter complications include hemorrhages, cardiac tamponade, chronic chest pain, and shortness of breath, among others.
Bard’s Failure to Warn
All medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to warn patients and doctors of any side effects or risks associated with device use. However, for hundreds of patients implanted with defective G2® IVC filters, the company failed to properly warn them, and they are looking to hold Bard responsible.
Bard G2® IVC Filter Lawsuits
If you or someone you know suffered serious complications or death after the implantation of any Bard IVC Filter (including the G2®), you may be eligible to receive compensation. Let the experienced medical device litigation attorneys at Raizner Slania evaluate your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve in a Bard G2® IVC filter lawsuit. Contact Raizner Slania today for a free and confidential consultation.