The Bard G2 IVC filter is a small, spider-like device implanted into the inferior vena cava to catch blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs. The main purpose of this medical device is to prevent pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. Unfortunately, the filter has caused significant injury in a growing number of patients, and has been linked to multiple deaths. Many patients allege that the device is prone to puncture the vein, move out of position or fracture, potentially sending small pieces to the heart or lungs.
A growing number of lawsuits have been filed with the latest case by a Missouri woman who suffered severe injuries when a strut on the Bard G2 filter fractured and lodged in her back. The complaint describes how a Bard G2 IVC filter implanted to prevent a pulmonary embolism fractured into multiple pieces and became lodged in her back. The lawsuit alleges that the G2 filter is defectively designed, despite claims from the manufacturer that it had “enhanced fracture resistance” and “increased migration resistance.” The complaint also claims that Bard failed to conduct adequate clinical testing to ensure the device was safe and effective. The problems were discovered when the IVC filter was removed. As a result of the injury, the woman contends that she not only faces significant medical expenses, but has endured considerable pain and suffering, suffers from permanent disability and has diminished enjoyment in her daily life. She is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages.
Lawsuits like this one take a long time to resolve; there is a significant gap in time between the filing of the lawsuit and its resolution or trial. The discovery and evidence gathering process is difficult and time consuming. Waiting for a fair and equitable settlement or a jury trial in hard fought litigation like this will likely take years. In the meantime, the Missouri woman will still need to pay a mountain of medical bills on top or her ordinary bills and expenses.
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