March 7, 2016
Koskie Minsky LLP is investigating a potential class action against C.R. Bard Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. on behalf of people who have been implanted with IVC filters and who suffered related injuries.
An IVC (inferior vena cava) filter is a device that is designed to filter or “catch” blood clots (called “thrombi”) that travel from the lower portions of the body to the heart and lungs.
The failure (fracture, perforation and/or migration) of these devices leads to a number of different, and potentially fatal complications. These complications include, but are not limited to:
- Cardiac/pericardial tamponade (pressure caused by a collection of blood in the area around the heart);
- Severe and persistent pain; and,
- Perforation of tissue, vessels and organs.
The person who experiences failure (fracture, perforation and/or migration of fractured components) of these devices typically experiences an acute onset of chest pain and shortness of breath. The symptoms often resemble a myocardial infarction (“heart attack”).
If you or someone you know was implanted with an IVC filter and thinks they might be affected, please get in touch with Koskie Minsky LLP.
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