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Did you or a loved one have a blood clot filter (IVC) implanted after 2005?

Did you experience any complications after having the device implanted?

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Did you or a loved one have an IVC Filter implanted and developed complications?

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  • Bard ordered to pay $3.6 Million
  • FDA received more than 900 Adverse Event Reports (2005-2010)
  • Device retrievals fail in 2% of attempts

Reported Complications:

  • Device migration
  • Detachment of device components
  • Filter perforated vein or organ
  • Filter fracture
  • Filter was imbedded in the inferior vena cava
  • Filter was protruding through a blood vessel
  • Abnormal filter position
  • Blood clot inside the filter
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Hemorrhage
  • Respiratory compromise
  • Punctured veins
  • Perforation of tissue, vessels, and organs
  • Constant severe pain in the heart, chest, or elsewhere
  • Death

Regulatory History

1970s: FDA approves permanent IVC filters.

1990s: FDA begins approving retrievable IVC filters.

2001: First retrievable IVC filter becomes available in US.

2002: FDA approves the retrievable C.R. Bard Recovery IVC filter.

2003: FDA approves the Cook Gunther Tulip IVC filter.

2004: First reports of complications with the Recovery IVC filter.

2005: Bard discontinues Recovery IVC filter (doesn’t recall).

2005: Bard releases the G2 IVC filter.

2008: Bard releases the G2 Express IVC filter.

2008: The FDA approves the Cook Select IVC filter.

2010: The FDA issues a warning urging doctors to remove IVC filters as soon as the danger of thrombotic events has passed.

2011: Bard introduces the Bard Meridian IVC filter.

2012: Patients begin filing lawsuits against Bard and Cook Medical, due to complications with the Gunther Tulip and Select IVC filters.

2013: FDA approves the Bard Denali IVC filter.

2014: FDA approves the Bard Eclipse IVC filter.

2014: FDA updates their IVC filter safety warning, citing data that shows the devices should be removed between 29 and 54 days after implantation.

2014: Cook Medical lawsuits consolidated into an MDL in Indiana’s southern district.

2015: Bard lawsuits consolidated into an MDL in Arizona district court.

2016: Bard IVC filter patients file a class-action lawsuits on behalf of anyone with an implanted Bard blood clot filter.