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IVC Filter Lawsuits

Injured? Let a Mass Tort Lawyer Help You!

Have you or a loved one suffered considerable health issues ever since an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter was implanted inside your body? There is a high chance that the device itself could have caused far more harm than good!

At Dean Law Firm, we have more than two decades of experience in Midland-Odessa and the surrounding cities, in which time we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We are prepared to take on product defect and mass tort claims on behalf of our clients who have suffered IVC filter injuries.

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Serious Side Effects of Faulty IVC Filters

An IVC filter is a metal device inserted directly into the body’s major vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body back to the heart, the vena cava. Its purpose is to catch blood clots from traveling into the heart or lungs, especially after the patient has suffered traumatic injury in the past. When an IVC filter is poorly manufactured or implanted incorrectly, it can break apart, slip loose, or tear the vena cava from the inside, resulting in absolutely devastating circumstances.

Consequences of defective IVC filters include:

  • Heart failure
  • Swelling in lower extremities
  • Infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Wrongful death

Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter

One of the most controversial IVC filters is the Bard Recovery blood clot filter. Created in 2002 and denied approval by the Food Drug Administration (FDA), the Recovery was later reviewed by a regulatory specialist, Kay Fuller. Upon seeing immediate concerns with the device – probably the same problems the FDA recognized – she did not approve of Bard pursuing completion and manufacturing of the Recovery.

However, matters became complicated after Bard submitted an application to the FDA with Fuller’s signature of approval upon it. Fuller stated in an interview with NBC News – which may be seen in a full article here – that she never signed such a form, and never would due to the dangers of the device. The possibly-forged signature has put a magnifying glass on Bard’s products and behavior as a company; if they knowingly put a potentially-fatal product on the market, they could be accountable for millions in compensation to those who have had a Recovery IVC filter implanted in their bodies.

Pursue Justice, No Matter the Challenges

Large pharmaceutical and medical companies, such as Bard, are notorious for resisting any sort of claim against them. Even when evidence seems to be stacked to their disadvantage, they may try to put blame on individual doctors, or even patients who have suffered due to their faulty devices. When you back yourself with our Midland mass tort attorney, we can construct a case for you that hopes to win you compensation that helps pay for:

  • Medical bills
  • Surgery costs
  • Emotional trauma (wrongful death event)
  • Unnecessary pain and suffering
  • Lost wages

Let an Odessa injury lawyer help you claim damages for your personal loss. Contact our firm today and we can start discussing your legal options.

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