Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits
Information about IVC Filter Complications from Lawyers Handling IVC Filter Lawsuits in Washington
Bard IVC filters are designed to prevent recurrent and life-threatening pulmonary embolism, yet reports show Bard inferior vena cava filters can cause serious internal injuries and wrongful death. Evidence suggests Bard Medical officials have known of fatal IVC filter problems for more than ten years, but failed to adequately warn doctors or patients of the dangers. Bard IVC filter problems include strut fracture, perforation, and migration, which commonly result in serious medical conditions including cardiac tamponade, perforation of the right atrial wall, outflow blockage, acute myocardial infarction, and death. Persons and the family members of persons in Washington who have suffered from one or more of these IVC filter problems are filing Washington IVC filter lawsuits against Bard.
Retrievable IVC filters were first approved by the FDA in 2002, when federal regulators approved Bard’s first removable IVC filter as a low risk, Class II medical device. Using the 510k fast track approval process, Bard received FDA approval without completing any clinical or safety testing for the device. As a result of being the first to manufacture an approved IVC filter designed for temporary use, Bard’s market share of this type of device grew dramatically in the following decade. Bard received adverse event reports regarding IVC filter injuries starting in early 2004, based on the metal struts breaking off and causing a range of internal injuries requiring surgery and sometimes resulting in death.
The public did not learn of IVC filter defects until 2010, when, after receiving more than 900 adverse event reports, federal regulators issued a FDA Bard IVC filter warning, reporting serious injuries and death associated with IVC filter fracture, migration, and perforation. In 2014, there was an updated FDA Bard IVC filter warning, and the company has faced warning letters and threatened regulatory action in 2014 and 2015 for a range of violations related to IVC filter production, complaint processing, and adverse event reporting.
Bard IVC filter lawsuits have been filed in Washington and nationwide and a multidistrict litigation to consolidate national claims for pretrial proceedings is pending, awaiting a decision from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. If you or a family member in Washington has suffered serious injury or wrongful death as a result of a Bard IVC filter, you may be eligible to file a Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuit. This site contains detailed information from attorneys handling Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuits as well as timely lawsuit news updates.
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Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits – Current IVC Filter Lawsuit Information for Residents of Washington
Individuals and family members in Washington whose loved ones suffered severe injury or wrongful death as a result of the fraction, erosion, or extrusion of a Bard IVC filter may be entitled to real compensation through filing a Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuit. While Bard first learned of the tendency of its product to fail in 2004, American patients were not warned of the serious injuries they could potentially suffer as a result of having a Bard IVC filter implanted. Today, we know IVC filters can result in tamponade, perforation of the right atrial wall, outflow blockage, and death, among other health problems and internal injuries. The FDA now warns that retrievable IVC filters should be used only temporarily and must be removed to prevent injury.
Evidence suggests that Bard knew of the product’s risks for years before the FDA publicized IVC filter dangers in 2010. Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuits allege that Bard failed to warn consumers of the potential for serious injuries. Existing Bard IVC filter lawsuits assert that poor design and low quality manufacturing caused injury and death.
The FDA reports that after a period of roughly 4-6 weeks, Bard IVC filters pose a risk that may outweigh the device’s benefit.
Many Bard IVC filter injury lawsuits have been filed in Washington and around the country already, and formation of a multidistrict litigation to handle coordinated pretrial proceedings is pending.
Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits
Washington IVC filter lawsuits can be filed by persons and the family members of persons in Washington who have sustained severe injuries of suffered wrongful death as a result of the medical device. Washington IVC filter injury lawsuits allege that Bard had a responsibility to warn consumers of the potential for fracture, erosion or extrusion of the device and resulting injuries.
Filing a lawsuit is the only way to secure compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from Bard IVC filter problems. Our lawyers handle Washington IVC filter lawsuits in Washington and offer no-cost, no-obligation Bard IVC filter injury case review for persons in Washington who match this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney serving Washington and to learn about Bard lawsuit time limits that may apply to you, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling Washington IVC filter lawsuits will contact you promptly.
Bard IVC filter lawsuits have been filed nationwide alleging serious injury and wrongful death. Bard has known of the risks posed by the device since 2004 but failed to warn consumers.
Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Are Not Class Action Lawsuits
Many persons in Washington affected by injuries caused by IVC filters wonder if filing a lawsuit will bring about meaningful compensation for their family. Washington IVC filter injury lawsuits are not class action lawsuits, in which each plaintiff can expect to receive only a small settlement. Bard IVC filter lawsuits filed in Washington will likely join forces with others around the nation into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each case will be handled on its own merit and each plaintiff can expect compensation that is determined by their particular circumstance and degree of suffering.
Our firm represents all persons involved in a Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation, complete our brief online contact form. One of our IVC filter lawyers serving Washington will contact you shortly to answer your questions as definitely as possible.
Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit FAQ
Answers to the Most Common Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Questions
This page features questions and answers compiled by attorneys handling Washington IVC filter lawsuit claims. These questions are among those we field most often and the answers apply to most claims. To ask questions of an experienced Washington attorney directly, please complete the brief contact form and an experienced medical device attorney will contact you to learn about your situation and answers your questions as definitively as possible.
Who can make a Washington Bard IVC filter claim or file an IVC filter injury lawsuit in Washington?A person or family member of a person in Washington who suffered from serious IVC filter complications may file a claim or pursue litigation against Bard.
Does it cost anything for you to review my case?We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
How much will it cost to file a Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuit?Our attorneys provide representation to all persons involved in Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuits on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our lawyers for Bard IVC filter lawsuits in Washington will contact you to provide a free consultation and answer your questions as thoroughly as possible.
What are the most serious IVC filter complications?According to adverse event reports and the FDA IVC Filter Warning, complications caused by fragmentation, migration and extrusion of the device are most common. Serious heart and lung conditions requiring major surgery and/or resulting in death such as organ perforation, outflow blockage, tamponade, and heart failure are potential outcomes of Bard IVC filter complications.
Who is at risk for Bard IVC filter heart and lung complications?Anyone who had a Bard IVC filter implanted that is not promptly removed faces a risk for IVC filter complications. The metal struts, or legs, or the device can fracture or break off, migrating to other locations and puncturing vital organs such as the heart and lungs. The longer a Bard IVC filter remains implanted, the more likely the risk of complications, according to research.
What is contained within the FDA Bard IVC filter warning?In 2010, the FDA reported it had received over 900 adverse event reports related to heart and lung injuries caused by the failure of Bard inferior vena cava filters. In 2015, the FDA released a second warning, stating that after only 4-6 weeks, the risks of the filter began to outweigh its potential benefits. Medical professionals have been advised to remove the filter promptly and to report adverse events to the agency. Federal regulators are overseeing the PRESERVE study and 522 postmarket clinical studies to gather more information about Bard IVC filter risks and complications.
Do the benefits of Bard IVC filters outweigh their risks?For very short term use, the FDA believes the benefits of the filters outweigh their complications. However, after a period of only 4-6 weeks, the devices become prone to breakage or failure. Studies show that the majority of Bard IVC filters are never removed.
How long have the risks of Bard IVC filter complications, injuries and death been known?Bard retrievable filters were approved by the FDA in 2002, and evidence shows that Bard officials received the first reports of IVC filter heart and lung problems in early 2004. However, it was not until 2010 – when the FDA released its first Bard IVC filter warning – that the public became aware of the risk of serious IVC filter complications. IVC filter lawsuits blame Bard for failing to notify federal regulators or the public of the risks of device fragmentation, breakage, erosion, migration and extrusion and the resulting injuries to internal organs.
Aren't most drug and products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.
We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
How much time do I have to file a Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuit for tamponade, perforation of the inferior vena cava, organ damage or other IVC filter complications?Most states have IVC filter lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having suffered from defective IVC filters in Washington will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your Washington claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys serving Washington will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.
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National Law Firm Represents Persons and Families in Washington Harmed by IVC Filter Complications
The lawyers handing Washington Bard IVC filter side effect and wrongful death claims at OnderLaw, LLC have vast expertise representing individuals against large, billion dollar multinational medical device corporations. Armed with experience and extensive resources, these litigators have a track record of success representing plaintiffs in the aftereffects of numerous pharmaceutical recalls and dangerous medical devices. Aware of the very serious nature of these Washington IVC filter injury and death cases, these national pharmaceutical lawyers are providing the best Bard IVC filter lawsuit representation available.
The Onder Law Firm's IVC Filter attorneys offer a no-obligation Bard IVC filter case review free of charge to persons and the family members of persons in Washington who have suffered from serious heart and lung injuries related to strut breakage, migration, or other defects of Bard IVC filters. The Washington IVC filter attorneys of the Onder Law Firm provide experienced legal representation without fee unless they collect for their clients.
No Fees Unless We Collect for You - Our Washington Bard IVC Filter Lawyers Represent Clients on a Contingency Basis
We will represent all persons involved in an inferior vena cava filter lawsuit in Washington for tamponade, perforation of the inferior vena cava, outflow blockage, heart failure, or another serious health problem related to IVC filter side effects on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our attorneys handling Washington Bard IVC filter lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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OnderLaw, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The Onder Law Firm has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation such as Pradaxa, Lexapro and Yasmin/Yaz, where the firm's attorneys held significant leadership roles in the litigation, as well as Actos, DePuy, Risperdal and others. The firm has represented thousands of persons in these and other products liability litigation, including DePuy hip replacement systems, which settled for $1.5 billion and Pradaxa internal bleeding, which settled for $650 million. The Onder Law Firm won $197 million in three talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits in St. Louis in 2016 and other law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. For more information, visit www.OnderLaw.com or call 1-877-ONDER-LAW.