As a Dallas Product Liability attorney and Bard Recovery and G2 IVC Filter lawyer, I am writing an update about this latest FDA warning regarding the Inferior Vena Cava filters.As I wrote previously in my blog, there are serious and fatal complications of the widely used Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.
G2TM IVC Filter Lawsuits
G2™ Filter System Lawsuits allege that the G2TM Filter System possesses manufacturing and design defects which resulted in device failure. The injured plaintiffs experienced fracture and migration of the G2TM Filter.
In 2005, Bard Peripheral Vascular began selling its G2TM IVC filter. This replaced the RecoveryTM IVC filter. Despite the “enhanced fracture resistance” and “enhanced migration resistance” advertisements by Bard Peripheral Vascular, the device has still been shown to fracture, fail and migrate.
RecoveryTM IVC Filter Lawsuits
The RecoveryTM IVC filter was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002. It was placed on the market for use in 2003. Its manufacturer, Bard Peripheral Vascular withdrew the RecoveryTM IVC filter from the market in 2005 and replaced it with the G2TM IVC filter. The G2TM IVC filter is the “second generation” of the RecoveryTM IVC filter.
A recent medical report has found that 25% of all Bard Recovery IVC filters and 12% of Bard G2 IVC filters fractured. These fractured filters have the potential become dislodged and cause serious and fatal injury. 71% of the broken pieces migrated through the veins of the patient to the heart. The FDA has received more than 900 reports of adverse events, including:
* Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
* Filter Fracture, Migration or Embolization, leading to Injury to the Heart, Lung or Vena Cava
* Cardiac or Pericardial Tamponade
* Severe Persistent Chest Pain
* Shortness of Breath
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Information and commentary provided by Dallas Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Dr Shezad Malik. The Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm can be contacted in Dallas toll free at 888-210-9693 or in Fort Worth at 817-717-1772. If you or a loved one has been injured from the Bard Recovery and or the Bard G2 IVC Filter, please fill out our contact card for a free consultation.