IVC Filters

Study Reveals IVC Filters May Not Be Effective

IVC filters are supposed to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism in patients who can’t tolerate anticoagulant medications or blood thinners. However, a new study reveals that IVC filters may not be as effective as manufacturers want us to believe. In fact, IVC filters may not “significantly reduce the incidence” of pulmonary embolism, at all…. read more

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Fewer Patients Receiving IVC Filters As Lawsuits Continue

IVC filters appear to be getting less popular with doctors and patients across the country. This may be in direct response to the serious medical problems linked to the devices. In recent years, an increasing number of IVC filter patients have suffered devastating injuries after their devices migrated, shifted, fractured, or tilted in the body…. read more

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Georgia Woman Awarded $3 Million in Bellwether IVC Filter Injury Case

Thousands of IVC filter injury lawsuits have been filed against Cook Medical, one of the country’s leading medical device manufacturers. The lawsuits allege, among other things, that some of the company’s IVC filter devices are defective and unreasonably unsafe. IVC filter recipients are demanding to be compensated for the injuries these devices have caused. Recently,… read more

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12 Patients Claim Two Cordis IVC Filters Are Defective in New Lawsuit

Temporary IVC filters are intended to reduce the risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism in high-risk patients. Unfortunately, defects in many of these devices have caused more harm than good. While the filters are effective in stopping clots from traveling through the veins, they are also harming patients at an alarming rate. Two filters… read more

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Lawsuit Claims Bard IVC Filter is Responsible for California Man’s Death

C.R. Bard is facing yet another lawsuit for harm allegedly caused by one of its most popular IVC filters. This time, however, defects inherent in the device are being blamed for a California man’s death. According to reports, Kevin Ray Meeks received a Bard Meridian IVC filter at a California hospital on February 4, 2013…. read more

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