I was implanted with an IVC filter in California and was injured after the device fractured. Can I file an IVC filter lawsuit?

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Answered by: Nicole K.H. Maldonado

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Yes. The first thing you should do if you have been harmed by an IVC filter is have your doctor carefully document your injuries or condition for your medical records. This documentation will help your IVC filter lawyer determine your eligibility for filing a claim.  

Anyone who has been harmed by IVC filter complications should consider speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney about filing a claim. Because the statute of limitations (laws that limit the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit) varies between states, I highly recommend that you contact an IVC filter lawyer as soon as you possibly can to avoid being barred from pursuing a claim.

You should also know that you are not alone — hundreds of people just like you from across the nation have suffered injuries or death due to IVC filter migration, erosion or fracture. Many have endured multiple surgeries to remove IVC filters or their component parts.

Since 2010, the FDA has issued safety updates and warnings concerning adverse events linked to IVC filters. These adverse event reports include numerous instances of filter migration, embolizations, perforation of the inferior vena cava and filter fractures.

During discovery, our firm learned that two of the largest IVC filter manufacturers, Cook Medical and C.R. Bard, had reason to know that their lines of IVC filter products were not safe for their intended purposes. But instead of warning the public about the risks, lawsuits against both companies allege they continued to market their IVC filters as safe and effective for years, even when clinical trials and studies reached contrary conclusions. 

Companies like Cook Medical and C.R. Bard have a duty to provide adequate warnings for their products. We intend to prove in court that both of these companies negligently failed to act on known failures and injuries associated with their IVC filters.

If you would like more information or would like to speak directly with me about filing an IVC filter lawsuit, please call 800-827-0087 or Join the IVC Filter lawsuit. Free case evaluation.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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