C.R. Bard manufactures several of the most popular retrievable vena cava filters, including the Bard G2 X. Unfortunately, the G2 and other filters have been linked to a 12% fracture-rate. In addition, retrievable filters that are not removed are significantly more likely to break, migrate, embolize, or cause other life-threatening complications.
What You Can Do & How a Bard G2 X Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently evaluating IVC filter cases in all 50 states, regardless of whether you have been injured or not. If you or somebody you know was implanted with an IVC filter, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
What is the Bard G2 X?
The G2 X is an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter manufactured by C.R. Bard. It is implanted in patients who have blood clots in their legs. The filter catches blood clots before they travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.
Difference Between Bard G2 and G2 X IVC Filter
The G2 X is very similar to the G2. Both are nitinol filters with six radially-oriented arms. They have elastically deformable hooks for easier fixation and retrieval. The difference is that the G2 X has a modified apical hook, which enables retrieval with a snare.
What is the problem?
In 2010, the FDA recommended that retrievable IVC filters should be removed as soon as the patient’s risk of pulmonary embolism subsides. Since 2005, the FDA has received nearly 1,000 reports of adverse events, some of which may have been caused by retrievable filters remaining in patients.
Another problem is that the G2 X is very similar to the G2, which was linked to a 12% fracture-rate in a small study. Researchers followed 548 people implanted with a Bard Recovery, G2, or G2 Express. In 13% of cases involving filter fracture, the broken components embolized to other areas of the body.
- Migration to the heart
- Perforation of vena cava
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Leg swelling
- Infection (bacteremia)
- Retrieval complications
Do I have a Bard G2 X Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is evaluating IVC filter cases in all 50 states, regardless of whether you were injured or not. If you or someone you know received an IVC filter implant, please contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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