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Category Archives: IVC Filter


ALN Faces IVC Filter Lawsuit Over “Failure to Warn” Patient

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Every medical device manufacturer has a legal duty to warn doctors and patients of any known (or knowable) risk when using their products. Indeed, a failure to warn can put the patient’s life at risk–and lead to litigation. For example, thousands of lawsuits are currently pending throughout the country against the manufacturers of IVC… Read More »

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Indiana Jury Orders Cook Medical to Pay $3 Million Over Defective IVC Filter

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

There are currently more than 4,000 lawsuits pending throughout the United States against the manufacturers of IVC filters. These devices are supposed to prevent deadly blood clots. Yet in many cases, dangerous and defective IVC filters have actually done more harm than good, causing serious side effects and even death in some patients. First… Read More »

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Idaho Judge Dismisses Fraudulent Misrepresentation Claim Against IVC Filter Manufacturer

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When it comes to dangerous or defective medical devices, such as IVC filters, there are a number of state laws where a victim may be entitled to seek relief. Aside from claims arising from defects in the manufacture or design of the product itself, a pharmaceutical company may be liable in some states for… Read More »

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Was Your Doctor Properly Warned About the Risks of IVC Filters?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Thousands of patients have suffered serious, life-threatening side effects after receiving IVC filters, which are medical devices implanted in the body to prevent blood clots from traveling into the patient’s lungs. In recent years, we have learned that companies that manufacture IVC filters did not adequately disclose the risks to patients and their doctors… Read More »

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Boston Scientific Faces Illinois Lawsuit Over Defective IVC Filter

By Brad Burnette |

It is well documented that a malfunctioning IVC filter may cause chest pains and other serious health complications in patients. For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of permanent IVC filters in favor of “retrievable” models that can be removed. In particular, the FDA has warned… Read More »

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N.Y. Judge Allows IVC Filter Lawsuits to Proceed

By Brad Burnette |

IVC filters were first developed about 50 years ago to protect at-risk individuals from potentially life-threatening blood clots. The original IVC filters were designed to be implanted permanently in a patient’s body–i.e., they could not be removed or “retrieved” by doctors once implanted. But leaving a medical device inside a person’s body also carries… Read More »

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Jury Orders C.F. Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in IVC Filter Case

By John Willis |

There are currently thousands of defective medical device lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard, Inc., the New Jersey-based manufacturer of IVC filters. An IVC filter is supposed to “catch” blood clots in the body before they travel up a person’s inferior vena cava and cause a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. However, many patients have suffered… Read More »

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