What is an IVC Filter
An inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) is a small medical device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava to prevent life-threatening blood clots. They are used when patients are at a particularly high risk of developing a pulmonary embolism and are not responsive to the use of an anticoagulant. The devices are typically used during brief surgeries to prevent clots
Why are Lawsuits Being Filed?
Most lawsuits connected with IVC filters have been filed against manufacturer C.R. Bard. These lawsuits allege that despite knowing the IVC filter it manufactured had potentially fatal flaws, the company decided the keep its G2 and G2 Express filter on the market for five years, selling more than 160,000 units. According to the company and the FDA, at least 12 deaths and hundreds of injuries are now linked to the G2 series IVC filters.