Saad S., from New Jersey, is suing C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc., over claims that the companies’ blood clot device, called a Meridian IVC filter, was defective and caused him serious injuries. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Arizona.
IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava, or IVC, a large vein that delivers deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart and lungs. The filter is intended to catch blood clots traveling from the legs and lower body before they reach the heart or lungs, where they can cause life threatening problems.
Saad S. was implanted with the companies’ Meridian IVC filter in November 2013. But instead of protecting him from dangerous blood clots, he says the device caused him severe injuries. His lawsuit claims C.R. Bard manufactured a defective product and failed to warn about the dangers of the device.
IVC filters made by C.R. Bard, as well as other manufacturers, like Cook Medical, can migrate and fracture within the body and become embedded within the inferior vena cava or other organs, causing permanent damage, pain and disability.
C.R. Bard is facing more than 3,000 lawsuits over its IVC filters in Arizona, as well as more cases in state and federal courts across the country, from people who say the companies failed to warn patients of how dangerous IVC filters are.
Source: Legal Scoops