In recent months Bard IVC filters have been linked to numerous serious injuries and deaths in patients throughout the United States, including Oklahoma. The Bard Recovery filter system is a medical device that is designed to detect and stop blood clots before they turn into a more serious problem, such as pulmonary embolisms. However, this particular IVC filter has been linked to an unfortunately high number of fractures and migration, which can lead to severe internal injuries or even life-threatening conditions. Bard IVC filters – and other similar filters – are implanted in the inferior vena cava vein in order to filter blood clots that travel from the lower extremities of the body to the heart and lungs. Unfortunately, these particular filters have been tied to numerous problems from the start. Several studies have been published over the years that indicate a high failure rate for the device. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective Bard IVC filter, we encourage you to contact Atkins & Markoff. Our personal injury attorneys have been keeping a watchful eye on Bard Recovery IVC filter lawsuits and are prepared to represent you in a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device.
Problems and Complications with Bard IVC Filters
This particular type of IVC filter is manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc and was approved by the FDA in 2002 for distribution. Designed to stop blood clots from traveling through the body, resulting in a pulmonary embolism or other serious problem, Bard IVC filters have been the center of controversy over the years. Implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, the filter was designed to be removed from the body as soon as this threat has passed. However, studies indicate that the Bard Recovery filter has an extremely high failure rate – between 21% and 32%. Some of the possible complications associated with this particular medical device include the following:
- Fracture or migration of the IVC filter
- Perforation of the heart, lungs, or other tissue
- Cardiac or pericardial tamponade
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Constant chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Currently, there are numerous Bard Recovery IVC filter lawsuits being brought against the manufacturer of the device throughout the United States. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered because of the faultiness of this device, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.
Contact Atkins & Markoff Today
Even though there have been concerns about the effectiveness and safety of Bard IVC filters since 2005, the manufacturer of the device has failed to take proper steps to protect consumers and warn them about the risks associated with this particular IVC filter. Over the years, there have been several IVC filter recalls, highlighting the dangers of these devices for some. Thousands of people have suffered serious and even life-threatening injuries as a result of the Bard IVC filter fracturing, migrating, or failing completely. Because the manufacturer of the device failed to inform or warn doctors and other healthcare professionals about the risks of these filters, those affected may be able to seek compensation by filing a Bard Recovery IVC lawsuit. To discuss your particular case with an attorney from Atkins & Markoff, please contact our Oklahoma law firm today.