IVC Filter Lawsuit – News

IVC blood clot filters may break apart, causing injuries

Filters that trap blood clots not good for most patients, study says


In patients with blood clots in the veins of their legs a debilitating condition called deep-vein thrombosis physicians sometimes implant miniature filters to prevent the clots from migrating to the lungs.

But the devices can break and perforate blood vessels, and there is little evidence they save lives, leading some medical societies to conclude they are not worth the risk.

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Why Did Firm Keep Selling Problem Blood-Clot Filters?


A company that made a blood-clot filter associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of problems replaced the device with a modified version that it knew had similar and potentially fatal flaws soon after it was put on the market.

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Did Forged Signature Clear Way for Dangerous Blood-Clot Filter?


A former insider with C. R. Bard claims her signature was forged, resulting in the approval of the medical device despite major concerns about the filter’s safety.

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Canadians Launch Class Action Lawsuits Against Blood Clot Filter Manufacturer


DALLAS – DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have appealed a trial court decision that would have them pay out $150 million in damages to five plaintiffs.

Two Canadian patients with Cook IVC filters were told the devices could not be removed because the surgery would be too dangerous. They have now filed class action lawsuits against Cook Medical.

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