Who is eligible to file an IVC filter injury lawsuit?
Persons and the family members of persons who have been harmed by Bard IVC filter complications may be eligible to file a Bard IVC filter lawsuit. Attorneys handling national* Bard filter cases believe such persons may be entitled to real compensation through filing a claim against Bard.
Does it cost anything for you to review my case?
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
How much will it cost to file a Bard IVC filter lawsuit?
Our attorneys work with clients filing Bard IVC filter lawsuits on a contingency basis, which mean we are committed to never charging legal fees unless we win on your behalf. From our no-obligation case review all the way through representing your case in court, if necessary, we will never charge legal fees unless you obtain compensation.
Who is in danger of experiencing Bard IVC filter side effects and injuries?
Any person who has had a Bard IVC filter implanted faces a risk for serious health problems and death. The FDA believes that the longer a filter remains in place, the higher the risk of complications such as device fracture, perforation, migration, or extrusion. According to the FDA report, Bard IVC filter complications become a serious risk as little as four weeks following implantation.
How long have Bard officials known of IVC filter complications?
Bard IVC filters were approved in 2002, and Bard first received complaints and side effects reports in early 2004. Yet medical professionals and the public were not made aware of the risk until 2010, when the federal regulators first detected the trend and issued an FDA Bard IVC filter warning.
Why did it take so long to discover the potential side effects linked to Bard IVC filters?
Sources say that Bard officials knew of the risk of serious IVC filter complications long before this information was made public. As the first company to release a retrievable IVC filter, Bard stood to benefit significantly. In fact, Bard's market share of the U.S. IVC filter market rose from 12% in 2002 to 42% in 2012. Had the company been forthright about the reports it was receiving on IVC filter complications, their profits would have been jeopardized. It has been reported that instead of sharing the information, the company hired a doctor to generate a document designed to be used internally to fend off litigation.
Aren't most drug and products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?
The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.
We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
What is the time frame for filing a Bard IVC filter lawsuit?
Most states have IVC filter lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having suffered from defective IVC filters will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.
The FDA warns the longer an IVC filter remains implanted, the greater the risk. IVC filters have been found to cause serious injuries and death when the devices break, fracture, shift, or move in the body.
Research shows that as many as 40% of Bard IVC filters will fail, causing life-threatening medical conditions. The device's metal struts, or legs, may break off and damage vital organs including the heart, lungs, or brain.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by an IVC filter, you are right to seek information on your legal options. Pharmaceutical companies that place profits ahead of patient safety must be held accountable.