Report Suggests Device Maker Knew IVC Filters Were Faulty

A Texas IVC filter lawyer notes a report suggesting that a device maker was aware that its IVC filters were defective but didn’t recall the device. There have been multiple deaths and hundreds of non-fatal issues reportedly associated with the medical device. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims by filing a Texas IVC filter lawsuit.

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Reports Have Linked 27 Deaths to the Medical Device

Over 300 serious side effects issues and 27 patient deaths may have resulted from defective IVC filters, according to an NBC News report, raising new concerns about the C.R. Bard Recovery IVC filter which has been long plagued by reports that it migrates within the body. According to MDDIOnline, additional questions surround the device’s approval process now that a regulatory specialist whose signature appears on the IVC filter’s application submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is claiming forgery.

Not only did the specialist hired to help secure FDA approval for the device following its initial rejection not sign the application, she says, but she has had concerns about the device’s ability to function properly. The NBC report alleges that the Recovery IVC filter device, which is used to prevent pulmonary embolism, is prone to malfunctioning, potentially causing serious internal damage. The report also claims that C.R. Bard was aware of the device’s flaws and took strides to shield this information from the public, the website reported.

How a Texas IVC Filter 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.

People injured by defective IVC filters may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

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

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