The Bard G2 IVC Filter is a medical device surgically implanted in a person’s interior vena cava to catch potential blood clots before they even reach the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. It is often implanted on people who are at risk of developing blood clots, may it be because of traumatic experiences like car accidents or other events.
This filter is temporary, meaning that it should be removed after the risk of pulmonary embolism has disappeared or upon the medical professional’s decision. Serious injuries or complications can be sustained if the filter has not been removed after the risk has subsided.
Getting injured because of a device that is supposed to protect you is a tragic experience. Still, many individuals become victims of this horrible experience as if the law doesn’t have enough fangs to regulate the use of these filters.
According to the website of Bard G2 IVC lawsuit attorneys of Habush, Habush, and Rottier, injuries from such medical devices may be subject to a product liability lawsuit.
But what are the injuries you can sustain in a Bard G2 IVC Filter? They can be physical injuries or complications. These include but are limited to the following:
- Additional blood clots
- Cardiac or pericardial tamponade
- Internal bleeding
- Perforation of blood vessels and tissues
- Perforation of heart, lungs, and other organs
- Pulmonary embolism
- Punctured Vena Cava
Device migration and detachment of device components are the most frequent causes of these injuries and complications. The device has a spider-like structure, whose legs may fracture, break, and mobilize to a position where it is impossible to retrieve.
Bard has faced various lawsuits because of their G2 IVC Filter, so don’t be afraid to come forward if you or someone you know has been a victim of a defective IVC filter. After all, the law is on your side.