IVC Filters

BACKGROUND

A type of vascular filter, a medical device that is implanted by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons into the inferior vena cava to presumably prevent life-threatening pulmonary emboli.

Manufacturer: C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific

Use: Blood clot filter

LITIGATION:

Number of lawsuits: More than 3, 240.

Injuries: Device migrations, embolisation, filter perforations, filter fractures.

Defendants: C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific.

Trial Dates:

  • Cook Medical – October 23, 2017; April 30, 2018; September 10, 2018
  • C.R. Bard – Fall 2017

MDL Locations:

  • Southern District of Indiana
  • District of Arizona
  • Status: Ongoing & Active