A federal jury in Arizona has returned a verdict of $2 million in compensatory damages and another $2 million in punitive damages for a woman whose IVC blood filter broke inside her body, causing her to undergo open heart surgery for her survival. As reported by Law360, the jury found that vein filter manufacturer C.R. Bard had negligently failed to warn the plaintiff and doctors of the device’s problems despite numerous reports of IVC-filter-caused complications. [Read more…]
Health Canada recently issued a warning of “Serious Risks of Complication” arising from the surgical use of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. The warning targeted a wide range of healthcare professionals, including radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, thrombosis specialists, internists, emergency physicians, bariatric surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and primary care physicians — any physicians who request or implant IVC filters as well as clinicians responsible for follow-up care. [Read more…]
New York, NY, August 24, 2015 — Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that the firm has published an informational video on IVC blood clot filter injuries and a list of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About IVC Blood Filters concerning alleged defects in certain retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) blood filters.