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Bard Recovery Vena Cava Filter Lawsuit

Bard Recovery Vena Cava Filter Lawsuit

June 2, 2016 — A lawsuit has been filed against C.R. Bard by a man who was injured by an IVC filter that was taken off the market over a decade ago.

The plaintiff, Jackson Benson, is a man from Minnesota who was implanted with the Recovery vena cava filter in February 2004 (Case No. 2:16-cv-0685).

The lawsuit (PDF) was filed in a centralized litigation in the U.S. District Court for Arizona where over 500 lawsuits are now pending (MDL No. 2641).

C.R. Bard pulled the Recovery off the market in 2005 after several studies found high rates of fracture and migration. However, the Recovery was never officially recalled.

The Recovery is a retrievable filter that should be removed within 29-54 days after implantation, according to the FDA. Instead, doctors often leave it implanted for years — or never remove it.

The problem is that the longer it remains implanted, the higher the risk of complications like filter fracture, migration, and embolization of broken pieces to vital organs.

In one study from 2012 involving 363 people implanted with the Recovery, 40% of the filters fractured within 5.5 years. In eight of those cases, fragments traveled to the lungs, heart, or kidneys. In one case, the filter fractured within four months.

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