Report Suggests IVC Filter Maker Failed to Protect Patients

An Oklahoma IVC filter attorney notes a report suggesting that a medical device manufacturer may have continued producing and selling its line of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters even after learning that they were prone to failure. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims by filing an Oklahoma IVC filter lawsuit.

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Claim: Device Maker Knowingly Sold Defective IVC Filters

Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard may have deliberately concealed the dangers associated with its Recovery line of inferior vena cava filters, which have been tied to injury and even death, according to a recent investigation. As NBC News reports, even after obtaining evidence indicating that the filters could endanger patients, Bard allegedly continued to sell 34,000 of them over a three-year period, rather than recalling them or disclosing the associated dangers.

Internal documents reveal that Bard commissioned a confidential study following early reports of adverse events involving the Recovery filters. The study concluded that the filters posed a greater risk to patients than competing products, as they were more likely to break apart and migrate than other IVC filters. These failures can result in tissue perforation and even fatal injuries. To date, Recovery filters have been linked to 27 deaths, and over 300 cases of non-fatal complications have been reported. Bard still maintains that the filters are safe and beneficial to patients when used properly, the website reported.

How an Oklahoma IVC Filter Attorney Can Help

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

People injured by defective medical devices may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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