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STUDY, LAWSUIT AND NEWS UPDATES
Here are some updates on IVC filter studies, lawsuits and news:
June 26, 2019
In 2010 and 2014, the FDA issued a health warning about the risk of IVC filter complications, revealing it had received hundreds of adverse event reports since 2005. Parts of the filter were breaking off and perforating the patients’ veins, or migrating to the heart, lungs, and other vital organs, which can even lead to death apart from causing injuries. The inferior vena cava is a major vein in the circulatory system that transports blood […]
April 24, 2016
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
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
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
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
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.