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IVC Filter Fragments Lodged in Heart, Lungs prompts lawsuit

A Pennsylvania resident has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of his inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, The Daily Hornet reports. At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Shadyside), Robert T., a resident of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was given a G2 Retrievable IVC filter, made by C.R. Bard, on April 10, 2008. Dr. Kevin McCluskey thought it was the best way for Robert to avoid a pulmonary embolism, the condition in which a blood clot enters the lungs. IVC filters are cage-like devices that are inserted into the vena cava, the largest vein in the body, and are designed to catch blood ... Read More

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against IVC Filter Manufacturer

The family of a Texas woman who died after being implanted with a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter has filed a lawsuit against the device manufacturer, the Daily Hornet reports. Margaret W. was implanted with a Recovery IVC filter made by C.R. Bard on March 10, 2005, at a hospital in New Jersey. Some time later, Margaret relocated to Texas. After Margaret moved, she was allegedly injured by the IVC filter, then died from complications the lawsuit says were related to the filter injuries. IVC filters are cage-like devices that closely resemble a spider. They are designed to catch ... Read More

C.R. Bard Blood Clot Filter linked to patient death

The family of Robert B. has filed a lawsuit against C. R. Bard, alleging his death was caused by a defective blood clot filter produced by the medical device manufacturer. Robert B. received a Meridian inferior vena cava (IVC) filter on Dec. 20, 2013. in an attempt to prevent blood clots from reaching his heart or lungs, a condition known as pulmonary embolism. The Meridian is a retrievable IVC filter – meant to be temporary – that closely resembles a spider with a hook at the tip used for retrieval when the risk of blood clots has passed. The Meridian IVC ... Read More

Man endures two procedures to Remove Retrievable IVC Filter Stuck in Vein

South Carolina resident Ronald D. was given an Option Elite retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter on April 19, 2015. Ronald was a patient at the University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, at the time. A year later, on April 12, 2016, the same doctor who implanted the IVC filter attempted to remove it, until he discovered the filter was tilted at a 45 degree angle. The retrieval hook was embedded in the wall of the vein. Unfortunately, the doctor was unable to retrieve the filter. Ten weeks later, Ronald went to another doctor to request removal. After an extremely risky ... Read More

Alabama Man Files IVC Filter Lawsuit Against C.R. Bard

Kyler K., an Alabama resident, has joined more than 1,400 others in a lawsuit against C.R. Bard for problems allegedly tied to the company’s inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, which his lawsuit says failed. Kyler was implanted with a Meridian IVC filter on April 23, 2013. This model is a fifth generation temporary design that was approved for sale in 2011. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that temporary, or retrievable, IVC filters be removed between 29 and 54 days.. However, in many cases, if the filter has migrated or perforated the vein, the device is rendered impossible to retrieve. The risk of injury ... Read More

New Lawsuit Filed Against C.R. Bard for alleged G2 IVC Filter Injury

The G2 IVC filter is a blood clot filter made by C.R. Bard intended to catch clots before they enter the heart or lungs, resulting in pulmonary embolism. It is a cage-like device inserted into the largest vein of the body, the vena cava. They are mainly used in patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners. Barry Tuttle of Ohio alleges the G2 filter proved to be life-threatening. After receiving it on Nov. 15, 2007, he alleged he received injuries connected to the device that led him to file a lawsuit against the device maker, Bard. The G2, a similar design to the Recovery ... Read More

New Mexico Woman Files Lawsuit alleging Failed IVC Filter

Christine G., a New Mexico resident, has filed a lawsuit against Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices over their Option Elite inferior vena cava (IVC) filter last December after the filter tilted and was unable to be retrieved. The Option Elite IVC filter is a retrievable model recommended by the FDA to be removed 29 to 54 days after insertion, due to the high risk of tilting, fracturing, perforating and migrating. Although Christine’s was placed temporarily to protect against blood clots in her lungs, the removal attempt wasn’t until a year after insertion. Christine received her filter in May 2015 at Lovelace Medical ... Read More

Study: IVC Filters often prove ineffective, increase patient injury risks

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are devices used to prevent pulmonary embolism, an often fatal condition where a blood clot detaches from a large vein in the leg and becomes lodged in the lungs. IVC filters are put into place in the largest vein in the body, the vena cava, to catch the blood clot and prevent it from reaching the lungs or heart. They are used when people are unable to safely use blood thinning medications. Many IVC filters are made to be permanent, but more modern designs are intended to be temporary. But, according to national data, the temporary, or retrievable IVC filters ... Read More

Multiple IVC Filter Arms Fracture, Travel Through Patient’s Heart

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are a life saver for some, a life threat for others. The devices are cage-like in appearance, with metal wire legs that are meant to catch a blood clot before it reaches the heart or lungs. The filter is deployed using a sheath that is inserted into the largest vein in the body, the vena cava. Previously, IVC filters were permanent for the most part, used primarily in patients who could not tolerate anticoagulation medication. Medical device manufacturers such as C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Cordis, and Cook Medical have created a cheaper model intended to be temporary. ... Read More

Fractured IVC Filter Arm Lodged in Patient’s Heart

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are devices that are designed to catch blood clots before reaching the heart or lungs, preventing pulmonary embolism. It is a device that resembles a spider with thin metal legs, and it is inserted into the vena cava, the largest vein in the body. They are mainly used for people that cannot tolerate anticoagulation medication, particularly in trauma patients. However, recent studies show that trauma patients do not benefit from IVC filter use. Permanent IVC filters were made with a sturdier, stronger design that helped reduce the number of adverse incidents, but when medical device manufacturers ... Read More