The first of over 6,000 lawsuits against the manufacturers of IVC filters started in October of 2017. Manufacturers originally designed IVC filters to prevent pulmonary embolisms. Since then, thousands of people nation-wide are filing law suits against ICV filter manufacturers.
The latest litigation surrounding vena cava filters is that the device is said to be responsible for numerous serious health implications such as filter fracture, device/prong migration, blood clots, organ perforation, organ damage, and even impossible filter removal. Those who have endured these medical complications can seek compensation for wrongful death of a loved one, pain and suffering, disability, impairment, scarring, disfigurement, dismemberment, anxiety, further surgeries, medical expenses, lost wages, and/or loss of earning capacity.
The manufacturers of vena cava filters, Cook Medical and Bard, are being sued for designing a defective device and being negligent for not informing patients and doctors of the potential risk of this device before 2003. According to court documents, the manufactures knew of the dangerous risks of the IVC filters but proceeded to sell them to the public.
Even though trials have recently started, settlements for Bard have already been publicized. You may be entitled to compensation due to the negligence of these manufacturers. Contact the Law Offices of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. today for your free consultation.
By Aleksandra Aronova