IVC Filters

Inferior vena cava filters are implanted in thousands of Americans to stop life-threatening blood clots from reaching the lungs. Investigations show that manufacturers may have hidden IVC filter complications and the device’s potentially fatal flaws.

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Bard IVC Filter Verdict Upheld on Appeal

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2023

The court ultimately sided with the plaintiff, upholding the decision that Bard's IVC filter caused injuries to a nurse.

Legal Developments
A judge using gavel in courtroom representing IVC filter litigation in Indiana.

Cook Medical IVC Filter Litigation Makes...

MedTruth Editors · March 11, 2022

Retrievable IVC filters should be removed, but many are left in the body, and can cause bodily damage and pain.

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Texas Firefighter Awarded $1.2 Million f...

Ashley Lombardo · July 4, 2018

A Houston firefighter who claimed a Cook Celect IVC filter caused him serious pain and injuries has been awarded $1.2 million by a Texas state jury.

Legal Developments
An African American man learning about the IVC filter update in Health Canada.

Health Canada Publishes Alert On IVC Filters

Ashley Lombardo · January 12, 2017

Health Canada's IVC filter safety alert warns patients about hundreds of reports linking the devices to serious health complications.

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Study Shows IVC Filters Don't Save Trauma Patients

Ashley Lombardo · August 13, 2016

IVC Filter study results illustrate preventative device placement may actually increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis in trauma patients.

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