Wednesday, August 12, 2020

IVC Filters – Do The Pros Outweigh the Cons

Lawsuits are beginning to mount against the manufacturers of Inferior Vena Cava filters – small devices implanted into patients to help catch blood clots. The lawsuits claim that the devices might be causing more harm than good in patients.Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins and attorney Howard Nations discuss this...

IVC Filter Patient Counting His Blessings: His Device Was Successfully Removed

The “inferior vena cava” filter (IVC filter) was never meant to be anything other than a temporary measure. It was designed to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs after a patient has undergone joint surgery, causing an embolism. It is recommended that the device be removed...

IVC Filter Removal Expert Says Device Should be Recalled

Dr. William Kuo isn't exactly a household name outside of the medical profession, but for patients who have been injured and their lives endangered by IVC (“inferior vena cava”) filters, Dr. Kuo represents their best hope for survival. Dr. Kuo is also speaking out about the dangers of this...
IVC Filter Deaths

IVC Filters Can – and Do – Kill

On March 12, 2015, a North Carolina man named Keith Allen Waters, aged 61, entered the Catawba Valley Medical Center, where he received an Interior Vena Cava (IVC) filter in order to protect him against the possibility of a stroke due to embolism. The attending physicians implanted the device according...

NBC Exposes the IVC Filter Fraud and the FDA’s Incompetence

NBC News may be a bit behind the curve, but at least the question has now been posed to the general public. Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard continued to market and sell a product that was known to be defective, resulting in nearly 30 deaths and hundreds of serious...

Medical Use of IVC Filters Declines Worldwide – But is Still High in The U.S.

Since the FDA issued a safety alert regarding IVC filters in 2010, there has been a steady decline in the number of physicians using the device. However, even seven years after the advisory was issued, the rate of IVC filter implantation in the United States is still as much...

IVC Filters Dangerous and Useless

As C.R. Bard is targeted by a growing number of plaintiffs alleging injury and wrongful death due to its inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, a research study published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery reports that the filters are not only injuring and killing people, they're doing...

Use of IVC Filters in Spinal Cord Injuries of Little Value

After an extensive analysis of several years of patient data, a group of surgeons from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City have determined that patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) who are given an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter are actually at higher risk...

High Failure Rates and Injuries Leading to IVC Filter Litigation

Medical device manufacturers C.R. Bard and Cook Medical are facing a growing number of lawsuits over their inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, which have been implicated in dozens of serious injuries and even deaths. These spider-like devices are implanted into a major vein running into one of the heart chambers,...

IVC Filter Lawsuit Numbers: 1500 Plaintiffs, 7 Defendants and 17 Products

As of the beginning of September 2017, there were over 1500 lawsuits either pending or in progress citing injuries allegedly caused by inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Most of these have been filed against Bard Medical, which is the largest manufacturer of these dangerous devices. However, they are only...