A St. Louis woman began to experience chronic back pain, but she couldn’t find the source. Doctors traced it to a piece of the Bard G2 filter system that had been implanted in her body, broke off and traveled to her back.
On Nov. 24, 2015, she filed a lawsuit against Bard in the Eastern District of Missouri. She’s taking legal action to gain compensation that will help cover extensive medical expenses caused by complications with the IVC filter.
IVC Filters May Fracture And Migrate
In Sept. 2008, the Missouri woman had an IVC filter implanted in her body to protect against pulmonary embolism (PE).
One of the filter’s legs broke off and traveled throughout her body, becoming stuck in her back. After months of pain, she finally discovered the problem and decided to take action.
The Bard G2 filter system was approved through the 510(k) approval process and never underwent safety trials. In 2010, researchers conducted a study and discovered that 16 percent of Bard G2 filters fractured.
In the lawsuit, the woman claimed that she wasn’t properly warned about the high risk of fracture and migration associated with IVC filters. She’s suing for negligence, fraud, failure to warn, design defects and breach of warranties.
In addition to gaining assistance with her mounting medical expenses, the Missouri woman is suing the filter manufacturer in order to get compensation for her pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one experienced complications from an IVC filter, you may be eligible for legal help and compensation. Request a free, no-obligation case evaluation for more information.
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