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Bard Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuit

Bard Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuit

C.R. Bard recently introduced the Meridian Vena Cava Filter, a medical device intended for short-term protection against blood clots. Unfortunately, if the Meridian IVC filter is not removed, patients are at greater risk of life-threatening side effects.

What You Can Do & How a Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting C.R. Bard Meridian IVC filter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by embolization, fracture, migration, or other side effects, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Meridian IVC Filter Information

The Meridian Vena Cava Filter is a medical device that is implanted in a patient’s inferior vena cava (IVC) to capture blood clots before they cause a pulmonary embolism. IVC filters are often implanted in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) who cannot take a blood-thinning medication.

The Meridian IVC filter has an electropolished finish that increases its resistance to fractures. Another improvement is strategically-placed anchors, which help reduce the risk of migration, tilting, and fracture. However, some doctors have complained that the anchors make the filter a bit harder to retrieve.

Filter Fracture

The Meridian IVC filter is very similar to the Recovery, G2, and G2 Express IVC filters, which are also manufactured by C.R. Bard. In 2012, JVIR published a study involving nearly 550 people with these IVC filters. Filter fracture occurred in 12% of patients, and embolization occurred in 13%. Doctors were able to remove fractured components in only half of patients.

Risks & Complications

  • Fracture
  • Embolization
  • Migration
  • Internal bleeding
  • Cardiac or pericardial tamponade
  • Infection
  • Perforation of the inferior vena cava
  • Organ damage
  • Chest pain
  • Death

Do I have a Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting C.R. Bard Meridian IVC filter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by embolization, fracture, migration, or other side effects, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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