Bard IVC Filter Claims



The Bard Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter

Inferior Vena Cava Filters are cone-shaped devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava vein to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and causing fatal pulmonary emboli.  These devices have been used since 1967 and are placed in patients who are at high risk for blood clots in the lungs. 

Dangerous Devices: RecoveryTM & G2TM

Dangerous Product Reports
The use of these defective devices has lead to numerous reports of serious problems and, in some cases, even death.  The legs, or struts, of these devices are known to fracture and migrate to vital organs elsewhere in the body where they may puncture tissue, causing major damage needing immediate attention.  

The FDA has received reports of struts migrating to other parts of the body, causing life threatening conditions such as bleeding in and around the heart (cardiac tamponade), resulting in the need for open heart surgery to extract these pieces.  Reports from Bard and the FDA conclude that IVC filters made by C.R. Bard, Inc have much higher fracture, migration, tearing of the vena cava, pulmonary emboli, and death incidents than any other IVC filter on the market. 
The Bard manufactured devices’ current rate of fracturing and migration to vital organs lies between 21-31.7%.  This is an alarming percentage due to the risk of migration to the heart and lungs.
The RecoveryTM IVC Filter
The RecoveryTM IVC filter was approved by the FDA in 2002 and was available to purchase and use in 2003.  In 2005, Bard Peripheral Vascular withdrew it from the market because of the high rates of fracture and migration causing the life threatening conditions mentioned above. 

The G2TM IVC Filter
They are implanted through a catheter via a needle puncture of the skin to access either the femoral vein or the jugular vein.

C.R. Bard, Inc.
Bard Peripheral Vascular is based in Murray Hill, New Jersey. The two defective and unreasonably dangerous medical devices that they manufacturer are the Bard Peripheral Vascular Recovery (RecoveryTM) and the G2 Filter (G2TM).

Failure of the RecoveryTM or G2TM IVC Filters can lead to:

Constant severe pain in the heart, chest, or elsewhere
Pulmonary Embolus
Respiratory compromise

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