IVC filers are implanted in a major blood vessel called the inferior vena cava, and they are supposed to reduce a patient’s risk of death by preventing pulmonary embolisms (blood clot in the lungs). Unfortunately, they have been linked to many life-threatening complications.
What You Can Do & How We 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.
IVC Filter Class Action Filed in Arizona
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of everyone who was implanted with an IVC filter made by C.R. Bard, regardless of whether they have been injured. In June 2016, the federal judge overseeing more than 600 IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard allowed a class action (PDF) to join the litigation in Arizona (MDL No. 2641). The class action was filed on May 5 in the U.S. District Court for Arizona (Case No. 2:16-cv-01374).
Is there a Bard IVC Filter Class Action Lawsuit?
Yes. There are several Bard IVC filter class action lawsuits pending in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Arizona. However, it does not matter where you live. If you were injured by an IVC filter, you may be eligible for compensation if you file a lawsuit.
- On July 26, 2012, plaintiffs Samantha Bouldry, Eula Huff, Sandra Lorenz, and Janet Roberts filed a class action in Palm Beach County Circuit Court in Florida.
- On August 9, 2012, plaintiffs Goldie Brown and Shantel Brown filed an IVC filter class action lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia.
- On August 9, 2012, plaintiffs David DeLeon and Richard Gonzalez filed a class action in the Los Angeles in the Superior Court for the State of California
IVC Filter Side Effects
- Filter fracture
- Migration of the filter
- Perforation of the heart, lungs, kidneys, or blood vessels
- Erosion into the inferior vena cava (IVC)
- Bleeding or fluid build-up around the heart (hemorrhagic pericardial effusion)
- Embolization of broken filter fragments
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Additional surgery
Do I have an IVC Filter 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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