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Cook IVC Filters Injury claims are on the rise, the personal injury and product liability lawsuits continue to pile up, with no end in sight. Injured folks allege that the Cook company’s blood-clot filters failed catastrophically puncturing vital organs and blood vessels, requiring emergency surgery to remove them.

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Cook IVC Filters Injury. Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC filters under fire over blood vessel perforation and vital organ damage requiring emergency surgery

Cook Celect, Gunther Tulip IVC Filters

If there was ever a medical device that was rushed to market and continued to be marketed after the company knew that the device was defective, look no further. Bard and other Inferior Vena Cava filter device makers are under fire for selling a grossly defective medical device that is responsible for at least 27 deaths with the Bard Recovery filter over the past 10 years.

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South Dakota Bard IVC Filter Injury

Amber Nordin, from South Dakota earlier this year filed a personal injury and defective product liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard, because of the company’s Eclipse blood clot filters broke apart and embedded inside her internal organs.

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The truth is that thousands of people have been severely injured by the side effects of these medical devices. And shockingly the injuries were avoidable simply enough by the timely and diligent removal of these temporary devices.

Bard IVC FILTER Injury AttorneyEvery year, thousands of patients are implanted with a retrieval inferior vena cava filters (IVC) but they are not warned by doctors about the risk of injury from these temporary devices.

And as time passes, patients tend to forget that they had this device implanted and the first inkling that they had the device, is when they suffer serious injury from a complication.

According to some experts, there is a very high failure rate with these devices, which only increases with the duration of the filter in the body, eventually all of the devices will fail. So 100% failure of the device becomes not a question of “if” but “when.”

What is an IVC Filter?

The filter devices are used when there is a blood clot in the leg known as a deep vein thrombosis and there is a contraindication to using blood thinners, which is the standard therapy for leg blood clots.

These devices are supposed to trap blood clots from traveling from the leg to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

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Lawsuits filed against Cook Medical over their defective IVC filters are gaining traction and moving towards trial. U.S. District Judge Young is overseeing the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) and has announced that a group of 10 Cook Medical inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits have been chosen for early trial dates that will begin late 2016.

Bard IVC FILTER Injury AttorneyFederal Cook MDL In Indiana

All Cook Celect and Cook Gunther Tulip IVC filter lawsuits have been consolidated in a MDL, in the Southern District of Indiana for fast track discovery and pretrial proceedings, since October 2014. According to the latest court house data, there are about 200 lawsuits filed against Cook Medical, that have been consolidated and centralized in Indiana.

What’s The Problem With Cook IVC Filters?

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, are small, implantable metal devices for patients at risk of a pulmonary embolism or a blood clot to the lung. These folks have contraindications to the standard therapy for blood clots, anticoagulants. The filters block blood clots from traveling to the heart or lungs, from the legs, known as a deep vein thrombosis.

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Thoratec HeartMate II Left Ventrical Assist Device (LVAD) or a Left Ventrical Assist System (LVAS), is a mechanical heart pump that is used to continuously pump blood through the heart. It is a critical bridge device for patients with advanced heart failure who are awaiting a heart transplant.

Every year, about 4,000 people are implanted with an LVAD, and about 75% receive the HeartMate II. Unfortunately it can form deadly blood clots, according to a recent medical report.

The implanted device caused 72 blood clots in 66 patients at three institutions, where 895 devices were implanted from 2004 through 2013, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The report pooled data from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and Duke Medical University Center.

Good news for women injured by Nuvaring, according to media reports, a major Nuvaring global settlement may be in the works. The first NuvaRing birth control bellwether trial scheduled to begin in the Missouri federal court has been canceled. According to a recent court order all proceedings in the Nuvaring product liability lawsuits remain stayed while settlement negotiations continue.

Nuvaring Injury Cases

According to Merck company filings, there are now about 1,500 filed product liability lawsuits involving injuries from NuvaRing blood clots. These women  claim that the contraceptive ring increased the risk of blood clots, other serious and potentially deadly side effects.

What is Nuvaring?

NuvaRing is a vaginal contraceptive ring, made by Merck’s Organon subsidiary, which is placed in the vagina. The ring releases a combination of estrogen, ethinyl estradiol and the “third generation” progestin, etonogestrel. The ring is replaced every month.

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