Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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...

NBC Exposes Manufacturer of IVC Filter for Forging Documents to FDA

Earlier this month, NBC News completed a year-long investigation of medical device manufacturer CR Bard. It is the company responsible for the Recovery IVC filter, a device inserted into a major vein in order to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs. Designed to be “retrievable” once the patient...
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...

Settlement Talks Fail in IVC Filter Mediation

Recent efforts to reach a settlement agreement in the Cook IVC Filter Litigation were unsuccessful, meaning a select number of cases for early “bellwether” trials could get underway next year, if additional settlement attempts don’t result in an agreement.Over 500 plaintiffs have joined the Cook IVC Filter Litigation since October...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Injuries – What Happened to Some Plaintiffs

Cook Medical's Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are known to cause serious injuries when left inside the patient. These injuries have been the cause of action in a growing number of lawsuits against the medical device manufacturer, both in the U.S. and in Canada. Plaintiffs allege that the Indiana-based...