Report Indicates C.R. Bard, Inc. Was Aware of IVC Filter Risks
Medical devices known as an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are implanted into a vein to prevent blood clots from spreading to the heart or lungs. But certain makes and models of these filters may put patients at risk of serious injury.
Reports show as many as 27 deaths are associated with C.R. Bard, Inc.’s Recovery IVC filter failures and there have been more than 300 IVC filter injuries reported with this particular unit as well. Bard was also aware of the risks the filter posed, yet took no corrective action.
According to NBC Nightly News, Bard funded a study on the Recovery IVC filter. The results showed the Recovery filter had greater risks of device failure, injury, or death compared to competitors. Despite a growing number of injury and fatality reports associated with the device, the Recovery IVC filter remains on the market today.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we believe in assisting those harmed by defective medical devices. That’s why our St. Louis personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have if you’ve been injured as the result of an IVC filter failure.