March 13, 2013 — C.R. Bard is facing yet another lawsuit involving injuries caused by the Bard G2 IVC filter. The lawsuit was filed on March 1, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Jacksonville).
The woman suffered life-threatening injuries when her G2 IVC filter migrated and could not be removed successfully. The lawsuit alleges that C.R. Bard was negligent for failing to adequately test the product or warn about the devastating risks.
Plaintiff Lessie Tillman received the G2 IVC filter at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida in February 2008. Approximately one year later, doctors found that the filter had migrated to a vein in her left kidney and caused severe internal injuries.
Doctors attempted to remove the IVC filter surgically, but were unsuccessful. Ms. Tillman continues to suffer debilitating pain, ongoing medical expenses, disability, and other serious injuries.
This lawsuit is not the first time concerns have been raised about the safety of the Bard G2 IVC filter. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published warnings that temporary, retrievable IVC filters such as the G2 can cause severe injuries if they are not removed after the patient is no longer at risk of a pulmonary embolism. Furthermore, a study published in 2010 in the Archives of Internal Medicine found a 12% risk of failure associated with the G2.
According to Ms. Tillman’s complaint, C.R. Bard failed to conduct appropriate clinical tests of the G2 or warn about complications. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that C.R. Bard failed to issue a recall:
“Even when Defendants designed and began marketing what they alleged to be a device that specifically reduced the above described risks, they still failed to issue a recall or notify consumers that a safer device was available.”
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