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The Dangers of a Bard IVC Filter

Publish Date : 10/26/2015

logoIn August, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered the centralization of all Bard IVC Filter cases in the District of Arizona. This order was an acknowledgement by the court that many people are having problems with their Bard IVC Filters. When cases are centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), it allows all plaintiffs to share the cost of pre-trial work and prevents duplicative discovery. For those who have been injured, this means that litigation is less expensive and takes less time.

Bard IVC Filter patients are experiencing serious side effects

The cases in the Arizona MDL all allege shocking injuries that resulted from the implantation of Bard IVC Filters. One of the most common and serious types of alleged injury occurs when pieces of the filter break off into metal fragments that can travel through the blood stream. These fragments eventually catch and embed themselves in various parts of the body. Sometimes these fragments cause more minor injuries such as bleeding or discomfort, but when fragments end up in the heart or brain, they can cause truly life-altering injuries and even death.

If you or a loved one has an IVC filter, it can be difficult to figure out whether you should be worried or if you have a possible case against the manufacturer. Many people do not even know what brand of filter they have inside of them. We can help you through this scary and confusing time. Medical Device manufacturers have teams of attorneys hired to protect their interests. You deserve to have someone on your team who can make sure that your rights are adequately protected.

We can help. McSweeney / Langevin practices primarily in the area of mass tort litigation. This means that our attorneys routinely take on large corporations to protect the rights of our clients. We are not afraid to do what is necessary to make sure that our clients get the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has an IVC Filter, give us a call. We can help you to know your rights and get the peace of mind you need. 1-877-542-4646

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