Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits
Blood clot filters have been implanted in thousands of people who are at risk for pulmonary embolisms, also referred to as blood clots. However, new reports indicate that certain types of blood clot filters may be defective, contributing to patient injury and death. There have been about 27 deaths associated with C.R. Bard’s Recovery blood clot filter, as well as 300 other non-fatal incidents according to an NBC News report.
The problems include allegations that pieces of the filter break off, requiring the patient to get emergency open-heart surgery with a great risk of serious complications or death. These types of devices have been implanted in patients since the 1960s, and the manufacturer, C.R. Bard, gained FDA clearance to market inferior vena cava (IVC) filters over a decade ago