Wife Files Wrongful Death IVC Filter Lawsuit
A Missouri woman recently filed a lawsuit in September 2015 against IVC Filter manufacturer C.R. Bard after her husband died. The husband received a G2 IVC filter in 2006. The lawsuit claims that the filter titled and punctured his inferior vena cava and he died in 2012 from a blood clot. The woman asserts that her husband’s IVC filter failed to prevent the deadly blood clot. C.R. Bard is accused of designing and manufacturing a defective IVC filter.
Why Did She File The IVC Filter Lawsuit?
The lawsuit was filed after she spoke with lawyers. They were able to evaluate her case and work on her behalf. For example, the lawyers were able to obtain and thoroughly examine the manufacture’s patents, designs, testing data and safety reports. Furthermore, the lawyers were able to compare this information with the husband’s medical file. They argue that the IVC Filter was designed improperly because the filter could not fully expand with the vein and that the manufacturer failed to warn of the alleged defect.
Why Are IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed?
Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters) are small metal devices that are placed directly into the inferior vena cava, the main large vein that transports used blood from the legs and lower body to the heart. The device is designed to prevent deadly blood clots that can form in the heart or lungs. IVC Filter lawsuits have been filed because patients are alleging that the device harmed them by not working or breaking and because the device is too dangerous.
Should I Speak With An IVC Filter Lawyer?
If you or someone you know has suffered harm or serious injury after being treated with an IVC Filter, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced IVC Filter lawyers, who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file an IVC Filter lawsuit for you and they charge no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form online.