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Helen Jones,
Executive Vice President

Four additional IVC Filter lawsuits have reportedly been filed in March 2017, in addition to the over 3,000 suits filed against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, alleging that the company’s IVC filters are defectively designed, unreasonably dangerous and pose a substantial risk of fracture. The device is designed to protect patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, especially in cases where anticoagulant therapy cannot be used or is not effective. There are many risks associated with use of the device, as reported by the FDA, including: deep vein thrombosis, device migration, filter fracture, embolization (the entire filter or fracture fragments move to the heart or lungs), perforation of the IVC and difficulty removing the device.

FDA guidelines suggest that patients with retrievable IVC filters have the implant removed as soon as it is no longer medically necessary, if at all possible. However, it has been shown that less than 30% of patients have removal surgery, increasing their risk of an adverse event.

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