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Here are some updates on IVC filter studies, lawsuits and news:
April 24, 2016

IVC Thrombosis Cause?

In April 2016, a study in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions identified the danger of long-term IVC filter implantation. The findings indicated that except for congenital anomaly, devices that are not removed are the most common cause of IVC thrombosis.
April 15, 2016

Record High Claims against Bard & Cook Medical

As of April 15, 2016, 382 lawsuits were consolidated in MDL 2641 against Bard, up from 93 in the preceding month. In addition, 343 cases were consolidated in MDL 2570 against Cook Medical, up from 289 in March.
March 22, 2016

Canada against Cook Medical Inc

In March 2016, a report noted that two IVC filter lawsuits were filed in Canada against Cook Medical Inc. Both are class actions lawsuits, claiming that Cook Medical did not provide adequate warnings about the fragmentation and migration risks of IVC filters.
December 31, 2015

Sales of IVC filters despite knowledge of health risks

On December 31, 2015, an NBC News report focused on C.R. Bard’s ongoing sales of IVC filters despite knowledge of health risks. Details were revealed from confidential records including a study and memo.
November 24, 2015

Bard G2 IVC filter

On November 24, 2015, Missouri plaintiff Ava E. Langford filed one of the most recent IVC filter lawsuits (Langford et al v. C.R. Bard Inc. et al, Case No. 4:2015-cv-01749, in Missouri Eastern District Court). The case describes injuries that she suffered from the Bard G2 IVC filter.
October 14, 2015

Zero Medical Advantages of the IVC Filters

In October 2015, a study published in Annals of Surgery indicated that IVC filters do not offer any medical advantages. The findings revealed that IVC filters increased the risk of deep vein thrombosis and did not reduce patient mortality.