Victims of defective IVC filters that were used to prevent pulmonary embolisms or blood clots but instead caused injury are legally entitled to seek recovery payments for their medical expenses, their lost present to future salary, and their pain and suffering due to IVC filter side effects or complications
. Such payments can come by means of an IVC filter lawsuit, which can target the negligent manufacturers that designed, created, and sold the device.
List of IVC Filter Manufacturers
While some IVC filters do not cause harmful side effects, others do, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified some of them. Even though the FDA may have originally approved such devices, injuries arising after their implementation have caused the agency to reconsider and to alert the public about possibly harmful IVC filters. In an IVC filter lawsuit, the manufacturers of such devices can be held accountable for the injuries they caused. The list of IVC filter manufacturers includes:
- Boston Scientific of Massachusetts, which manufactures the Titanium Greenfield, a permanent IVC filter that gained FDA approval in 1989. Boston Scientific also makes the Stainless Steel Over-the-Wire Greenfield, a permanent IVC filter that was FDA-approved in 1995.
- Cook Medical Inc. of Indiana, which makes the Cook Celect, a permanent IVC filter that was initially approved by the FDA for permanent use in 2007. The next year, the FDA approved a retrievable Cook Celect filter. Cook also makes the Gunther Tulip, approved by the FDA in 2000 for permanent use and in 2003 as a retrievable filter.
- C.R. Bard, manufacturer of the G2 IVC filter, which was approved by the FDA in 2005 for permanent use, with a retrievable G2l filter approved in 2008.
Filing IVC Filter Lawsuits
Defective IVC filters have led to lawsuits against several manufacturers
, including C.R. Bard and Cook Medical Inc. If someone in your family was injured by a defective IVC filter, notify an experienced IVC filter lawyer with Jim Adler & Associates. A defective medical device attorney with our firm can help you explore your options for an IVC filter claim. Our law firm has decades of experience helping injured people get the payments they legally deserve after being harmed by the negligence of someone else. In this case, that may be an IVC filter manufacturer. Contact us today and an IVC filter attorney will provide a free legal review of your case at no obligation to you. Then, you can decide if you want to proceed with a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective IVC filter.