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Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuit Lawyer Michigan

Recent studies conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Jama Internal Medicine have proven a medical device may be more life-threatening than life-saving. The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device meant to capture and prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. However, design and manufacturing defects have caused the devices to fail, and patients to suffer.

Despite FDA warnings, there have been numerous adverse reports related to these defective medical devices in the United States. It is important to know your options as a possible victim of this retrievable IVC filter recall.

A medical device is supposed to improve your health, not endanger it. If you received an injury from IVC filters manufactured by Bard, Cordis, or Cook MDL, contact the experienced product liability and medical malpractice attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. We are ready to fight for your right to compensation if you have had an issue with an IVC filter.

If you or a loved one has had one implanted between six months and two years ago and it cannot be removed, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit or join a class action lawsuit, depending on your individual circumstances.

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IVC Filter Recalls and Lawsuits

Between 2005 and 2015, the FDA recalled several IVC products manufactured by companies like Cook Medical, Cordis, Greenfield, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard IVC filters.

The FDA has issued seven recalls in all three classes for filters from four companies. Three Class I recalls were issued for the Cordis Corporation OPTEASE filter, the Cordis OPTEASE filter introduction kit, and the Greenfield filter system. Three Class II recalls were made regarding the Bard Denali, the Greenfield, and the Cordis OPTEASE filters. There is one Class III recall of the Gunther Tulip filter. They have also recommended removal of the Cordis Corp. TrapEase Permanent IVC due to an increased risk of fracture.

As of July 2019, more than 14,000 individuals have filed a lawsuit against multiple IVC filter makers, including Bard and Cook. Allegations include design and manufacturing defects, failure to warn consumers of device-related injuries, violation of warranty on the medical device, as well as negligent conduct exhibited by the manufacturing or marketing company.

Many of these IVC filter lawsuits have been successful. In the federal court for the district of Arizona, the jury awarded $3.6 million in compensation in the October 2018 bellwether trial against Bard.

However, several other bellwether trials failed due to lack of evidence or due to the period of time that had elapsed since the retrievable or permanent vena cava filter was placed, according to court documents.

“By ignoring the FDA, these companies have put thousands of people at risk for life-threatening injuries,” says Registered Nurse and Attorney Eileen Kroll. “We trust medical device manufacturers with our lives. When that trust is broken, justice must be delivered.”

IVC filter lawsuit

Injuries caused by an IVC Filter

The following injuries have been reportedly linked to inferior vena cava filter devices:

  • A retrievable IVC filter is implanted and can no longer be removed as planned.
  • The filter fractured and no longer works as intended, cannot be removed, or is now harming the patient.
  • Tilting, fractures, and migrations, causing possible complications or inability to remove.
  • The filter has perforated or punctured a vein or lung.
  • Pulmonary issues result, such as obstruction or pulmonary embolism (PE).
  • Internal bleeding or blood clot occurs due to a malfunctioning IVC filter.
  • Faulty IVC filters can cause serious issues such as heart attacks, strokes, and death.

IVC filters are tiny filters that a doctor puts in your vein, designed to prevent blood clots from reaching your heart and lungs. If a blood clot reaches your lungs, it can cause fatal pulmonary embolisms. Previously, doctors implanted IVC filters permanently, but newer filters called retrievable IVC filters can be removed once the extremely high risk of blood clot has passed, ideally between six and twenty-four months.

A malfunctioning IVC filter can lead to several complications and even death. If these conditions apply to you or if you or a loved one have had an IVC filter implanted more than two years ago, contact the law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to learn how you can file a IVC filter lawsuit for this IVC filter case.

IVC Filter Lawyer in Michigan

At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we have a team of professional lawyers specializing in medical malpractice and product liability. Our extensive experience working in the medical industry means we can protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after a medical malpractice incident.

When a medical product does not work as intended, differently than your doctor has described to you, or causes further complications to your health, the product maker is liable for its effects on patients it was used on.

Senior partner Eileen Kroll has a diverse background as a registered nurse, making her an expert in medical malpractice cases. Her experience in medicine makes her an excellent attorney to handle medical malpractice and product liability cases. She has worked on claims regarding emergency medicine, general surgery, and medical negligence and has experience with mass tort cases and other cases regarding recalled medical products.

Her understanding of both the legal and medical fields enables her to determine how to serve her clients and get the best settlement. Eileen and her team have personally handled hundreds of product liability cases in the medical industry and have defended and won class-action suits.

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If you or a loved one have received an IVC blood clot filter, and have suffered adverse side effects, contact our product liability lawyers to learn how you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Let Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. fight for your rights.

Medical devices are supposed to improve your health and quality of life, not put you at risk, and we will work hard to make sure you get the compensation and support you need to make a quick, safe, and healthy recovery.

The Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, social security disability, and death. The law firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.

Call us at 866-MICH-LAW to schedule a free consultation. Our law firm never charges a fee unless we win a settlement for you.



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