November 15, 2013 — A woman from Illinois has filed a Bard IVC filter lawsuit. Two years after she was implanted with the G2 Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter, four of the “struts” fractured and became embedded in her heart and lungs. Although she underwent surgery, doctors were unable to remove fragments lodged in her lungs.
The Lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Kelly Vlasvich. She was implanted with the Bard G2 IVC filter in February 2009. In December 2011, she developed worsening chest pain and discomfort. Doctors diagnosed her with cardiac tamponade, which is an accumulation of fluid around the heart that can cause cardiac arrest. Doctors drained fluid around her heart, but the chest pain continued.
After she was re-admitted to the hospital, doctors performed a CT scan on her chest. They identified broken fragments of the Bard G2 IVC filter that migrated and lodged in her heart and lungs. She underwent emergency open-heart surgery, but doctors could only remove two struts in her heart. Two struts in her lungs were too dangerous to remove. Vlasvish continues to suffer from pain, disability, disfigurement. Parts of the IVC filter remain in her body.
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