According to news reports, device maker Bard Medical Recovery knew that its IVC Filters had higher rates of relative risk for death, filter fracture and move than its competitors but continued selling devices before coming up with a replacement. A Florida IVC filter injury lawyer can assist patients who have been injured by IVC Filters, as well as the families of those killed due to complications with the device.
If you or a loved one suffered severe complications that you suspect may have been caused by an IVC filter, contact Attorney Group for Florida to learn more. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions and inform you of your options. If you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated IVC filter attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Plaintiffs Claim Bard Continued Selling Defective Devices After Study Revealed Risks
KSHB News reports that, according to documents, IVC filters sold by Bard Medical Recovery have an above-average risk of breaking apart inside the vein or migrating, which may cause severe injuries such as heart perforation and other complications. Hundreds of people are now seeking compensation from Bard, claiming that the device maker knew that its filters were dangerous and failed to adequately protect patients.
According to a third-party study that Bard commissioned, Recovery IVC filters were more likely to fail and cause fatal injuries to patients than every other IVC filter on the market. The lawsuits allege that Bard was negligent in failing to make this information available to patients or remove the flawed product from the market. Despite recognizing the risks associated with the Recovery filters, Bard declined to issue a recall. Instead, plaintiffs assert that the company chose to sell an additional 30,000 of these filters to patients before introducing a new model, the news site reported.
How A Florida IVC Filter Injury Lawyer 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 a Florida IVC filter injury lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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