Medical science is not perfect, yet when a manufacturer of a medical device hides the risks associated with a product, such imperfection is unacceptable. Such is the case with several C. R. Bard IVC blood filtration devices. These devices are intended to protect patients from blood clots, but are instead causing worse problems than they solve. These filters are commonly inserted during a surgery to prevent pulmonary embolism or fatality when clots may flow to the brain, lungs, or other major organs. C. R. Bard is aware of the risks, but allegedly has not warned medical professionals and the patients receiving them. For good reason, medical product liability lawsuits have started against C. R. Bard.
IVC filters are designed to filter clots from blood. C. R. Bard designs multiple units for placement in various locations in the circulatory system. The devices are supposed to be easy to remove once they have done their job, but as patients nationwide are finding, this is not the case. In addition, the filters allegedly are breaking apart inside patients, causing splintered fragments to flow through the blood stream and cause internal bleeding. Finally, some are breaking loose entirely and blocking blood flow to major organs. The result is worse than a smaller blood clot because the filter then becomes a major clotting item itself.
The IVC Filters made by C. R. Bard that are becoming a medical product liability for the company and causing severe injury to patients include the:
Most problems are stemming from the first five filters listed but there are others which may cause similar problems in patients. If you or someone you love has had a C. R. Bard IVC filter placed into your arteries to prevent blood clots, seek medical treatment. If there has already been a serious problem related to one of these units, you need the help of a skilled Philadelphia defective medical device lawyer.
If you have been harmed by a defective medical device such as the C. R. Bard IVC Filters, you need the help of an experienced team of Philadelphia defective medical device lawyers. Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler help clients in the Delaware Valley including New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We work hard to protect your right to just compensation for injuries in cases of medical product liability. Our offices are conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia. For a consultation, contact us online or call now 1-800-369-0899 or 215-569-4000.