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Number Of IVC Filter Lawsuits On The Rise

An IVC filter lawsuit was recently filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by a woman who alleges that the IVC filter caused her serious adverse side effects. The lawsuit (Case no. 5:16-cv-00065) asserts the woman was implanted with IVC filter manufactured by Boston Scientific in May of 2005 after she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in her right leg.

The plaintiff, Katherine Milan, claims  she experienced lower abdomen pain shortly after she the IVC filter was implanted. That the device caused serious clotting is also alleged in the complaint. After being readmitted to the hospital, a CAT scan revealed that the Inferior Vena Cava filter became occluded. According to reports in the court records, Ms. Milan has to remain on blood thinners for the remainder of her life.

Hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits have already accumulated against Inferior Vena Cava filter manufacturers. The manufacturers that have been sued include C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. These IVC filter lawsuits have been combined in Multidistrict Litigation in Arizona and Indiana. The lawsuits charge these companies with knowingly marketing a defective medical device that has allegedly caused serious health issues for a significant number of patients implanted with the filters.

The number of IVC filter lawsuits are expected to grow in number. Victims of defective medical devices are entitled to justice. Walsh Woodard LLC is providing case evaluations to individuals who have been adversely affected by the an IVC filter device. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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