Call For a Free Consultation 24/7 - Se Habla Español
IVC Filter Lawsuit Serving the legal needs of our community for over 40 years Get a Free Consultation

IVC Filter Lawsuits

Providing Skillful Representation for Pharmaceutical Injury Victims in Virginia

If you’ve ever had a problem with blood clots, your doctor may have asked to implant a device called an IVC filter. They are meant to catch loose blood clots and prevent them from entering parts of the body where they can cause serious damage or death. However, new evidence is showing that some of these IVC filters are just as dangerous as a clot.

IVC filters from C.R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) and Cook Medical are facing lawsuits for side effects. Patients have experienced complications from these temporary filters, including metal pieces to heart and lungs. In other patients, the product moved from where it was placed, forcing doctors to perform a risky surgery. In some cases, removal is impossible.

A study published in 2010 by the Department of Cardiology of York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania found that the Bard filter had a high prevalence of injury due to fracture or embolism. In their study of 80 patients, 13 patients (16%) experienced one strut fracture, and three patients experienced life-threatening symptoms. One patient died suddenly at home.

Our Virginia product liability attorneys believe Bard and Cook did not adequately warn doctors about the potential risks, putting people with already-shaky health at further risk of danger.

Shady Approval Process

There’s more than just bad side effects, though. The manufacturing process and even the approval process may have been tampered with. In 2014, the FDA issued a warning to the CEO of C.R. Bard, Inc., stating that it found violations in the company’s facilities, including misbranding, quality system, and medical device reporting violations.

There were also unethical practices discovered during the FDA approval process. One physician reported that the device was defective, but Bard never submitted the evaluation to the FDA. It is also reported that a company executive also forged the signature of a regulatory specialist—who refused to sign an approval based on findings of poor design—on an FDA application.

There is clear evidence that C.R. Bard and Cook Medical tried to rush a product to market and hide any proof that the device was dangerous. If you have received an IVC filter and are experiencing negative symptoms, or have been told that you can never have it removed, you may be eligible for compensation.

Kalfus & Nachman PC is ready to help you. Call our Virginia product liability lawyers today at (855) 880-8163. Don’t let the drug companies get away with damaging your health.

Free Legal Consultation
Get the Recovery You Deserve

See What Our Clients Say

    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

    - Victor Gilmore

    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams
/

Our Results

We Mean Business

  • $10.5 Million Recovered Truck Accident
  • $10.9 Million Recovered Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $2.2 Million Recovered Premises Liability

Meet Our team

Tell Them We Mean Business

Our Awards & Accolades

  • American Association for Justice Leaders Forum
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • End Distracted Driving
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • NPBA - Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Walk Like MADD
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Best of 2016
  • Do I Need To Hire An Attorney For My Personal Injury Case?
  • Do I Need To Hire An Expert in My Personal Injury Case?
  • What To do In An Accident

how is Kalfus & nachman Different?

  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
  • Se Habla Español

free case review

Fill Out The Form Below To Get Started.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
    • Personal Injury,  
    • Truck Accidents,  
    • Auto Accidents
    Spike in Virginia Trucking Accidents - Things You Should Know

    Commercial trucks are an essential part of Virginia's economy. Thousands of trucks use Virginia roadways annually to transport millions of tons of freight. All of this large-truck traffic can be good for the commonwealth's economy, but it's not better for the safety of other road users. Recent reports from the Virginia Department of ...

    Read More
    • Personal Injury,  
    • Auto Accidents,  
    • Distracted Driving
    Commit to Road Safety This New Year

    Kalfus & Nachman wish you all a very Happy New Year! We encourage Virginians to add road safety to their 2023 resolution and take steps to commit to road safety this new year . Remember, Virginia is a great place to live and work, but it can be dangerous too. The population of Virginia increased by 1% (68,641), licensed drivers rose by 1% (52,184), ...

    Read More
    • Personal Injury,  
    • Auto Accidents
    Avoiding Personal Injury During the Holiday Season

    Avoiding personal injury during the holiday season is more complex than usual. It's a time when people are with family and friends, enjoying the company of others and spreading goodwill. It's also a time of increased risk for personal injury. Most people recognize that accidents happen during the holiday season, but many don't realize just how ...

    Read More