Lawsuit: Bard Sold IVC filters Despite Known Safety Issues

An Alabama IVC filter attorney notes an investigation suggesting that Bard kept defective IVC filters on the market knowing that they were dangerous. Affected patients who have been injured by IVC filters, as well as the families of those killed due to complications with the device, may be eligible to pursue claims by filing an Alabama IVC filter lawsuit.

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Claim: Bard Chose Not To Recall Faulty Filters or Stop Selling Them

In hundreds of lawsuits that have been filed against Bard Medical, the maker of the Recovery inferior vena cava (IVC) blood clot filter, plaintiffs are alleging that the company knowingly endangered patients by failing to recall the filter after learning of its dangers. The lawsuits allege that Bard knew its Recovery filters were more likely to drift, fracture and cause complications than other filters on the market, yet the company continued selling them, according to KSHB News. Even after Bard developed a new filter, some patients were still implanted with Recovery filters, which have been linked to over 300 complications and 27 fatalities.

Over 34,000 people ultimately received Recovery filters before Bard started marketing its replacement filter. One of these patients suffered fatal complications when a blood clot caused the Recovery filter to break loose and travel to his heart. The patient’s wife now claims that her husband never would have chosen the Recovery filter if he had been aware of its documented risk of complications. Many other plaintiffs are making similar complaints and alleging that Bard was negligent in failing to recall the filters, the website reported.

How An Alabama IVC Filter Attorney Can Help

Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

Patients who are injured by IVC filters may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • The permanency of the injury
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a patient dies from complications related to a defective IVC Filter, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Patients who have suffered severe complications from IVC filters, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of an Alabama IVC filter attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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