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IVC Filter

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IVC filters are used to trap blood clots in veins before they travel to the lungs; they are placed in a patient’s vena cava who are at risk for pulmonary embolism. IVC filters have an increased risk of fracture which can cause serious injury or death. Complications include death, filter migration, caval perforation, filter embolization, pulmonary embolism (PE), caval thrombosis, and filter fracture. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury due to an IVC filter device, you may be eligible to file a claim that can provide financial compensation to help cover any medical expenses and lost wages.

What are the most problematic IVC filter models?

The blood clot filter models associated with the most complications and dangerous side effects include:

  • Rcovery Filter by C.R. Bard
  • G2 IVC Filter System by C.R. Bard
  • G2X Retrievable Filter System by C.R. Bard
  • Meridian Filter by C.R. Bard
  • Denali Filter by C.R. Bard
  • Tulip IVC Filter by Cook Gunther
  • Celect IVC Filter by Cook Medical

What are Multidistrict Litigations (MDLs)?

Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a special federal legal procedure designed to speed the process of handling complex litigations by consolidating cases and addressing all pretrial procedures in one court.

The chosen district court will oversee discovery and pretrial litigation, ultimately ensuring that consistent rulings follow.

After pretrial proceedings are completed, a few cases that are representative of the issue at hand will be selected for bellwether trials.

What are bellwether trials?

Bellwether trials are a small consolidation of lawsuits, taken from the larger group of similar cases in an MDL, to be tried first.

The bellwether trial is essentially a practice run to help anticipate the results of the future similar cases.

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