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
Number of lawsuits: More than 3, 240.
Injuries: Device migrations, embolisation, filter perforations, filter fractures.
Defendants: C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific.
- Cook Medical – October 23, 2017; April 30, 2018; September 10, 2018
- C.R. Bard – Fall 2017
- Southern District of Indiana
- District of Arizona
- Status: Ongoing & Active