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Illinois Hospital Warns of IVC Filter Dangers

IVC Filter Lawsuit

Illinois Hospital Warns of IVC Filter Dangers

A hospital in Joliet, Illinois is urging its patients implanted with inferior vena cava filters to have the medical devices removed. Peter Kraus, partner with blood clot filters law firm Waters Kraus & Paul, says the announcement is not surprising given the number of adverse reports about IVC filters received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patients and their physicians have...

IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court

IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court

Hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard Inc. (Bard) have been transferred to a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) judge in Phoenix, Arizona. To date, more than 400 blood clot filter cases have been filed in federal court against the New Jersey-based medical device maker. Bard has marketed and sold its IVC blood clot filters as a way to capture blood clots before they reach the...

Cost and Risk of IVC Filters Outweigh Benefits for Many

Cost and Risk of IVC Filters Outweigh Benefits for Many

Inferior vena caval (IVC) filters are not worth the cost and risk involved to justify their widespread use, concludes a study by Yale researchers published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. IVC filters are implanted in the body in an effort to prevent pulmonary embolism, in which blood flow in the arteries is blocked by air or blood clots. The...

Discovery Schedule Proposed in Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits

Discovery Schedule Proposed in Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits

A discovery schedule has been proposed in the roughly 100 IVC Filter lawsuits pending in a federal MDL in Arizona before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. The medical device lawsuits include claims based on injuries caused by the Bard Recovery, G2, and G2 Express retrievable filters. The discovery schedule would apply to the earliest cases filed in the MDL. Those cases might see a trial...

New IVC Filter Clinical Trial to Study Potential Risks

New IVC Filter Clinical Trial to Study Potential Risks

January 21, 2016 – Patients are now being enrolled in a new study to assess the effectiveness and safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters — small medical devices implanted in the body to stop blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs. The five-year-long study will involve 2,100 patients at 60 medical sites around the country. PRESERVE (Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of...

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