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November 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: Does a win by Cook Medical in a recent bellwether IVC filter lawsuit, together with the release of a study suggesting that IVC filter use is beginning to trend downwards after thirty years of growth, point to the beginning of a sea change for the inferior vena cava filter industry, and IVC filter patients?Read [ Study Suggests IVC Filter Use is on the Decline, But Problems Remain ]
November 10, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: While we wait for the bellwether trials to proceed in the Cook IVC Filter Litigation MDL and the Bard IVC Filters MDL, maybe it’s time to have a conversation about root causes. How did we end up in late 2017 with more than 2,000 pending IVC filter lawsuits? One thing these IVC filter injury cases have in common is this: the medical devices were approved under a fast-track Federal Drug Administration process, known as 510(k) Clearance. Is the process flawed?Read [ Did FDA Fast-Track Contribute to IVC Filter Injuries? ]
October 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Indianapolis, IN: One of the manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters facing lawsuits is Cook Medical, the enterprise behind the Cook Celect line of IVC filters. The devices are placed into the inferior vena cava, the primary artery returning deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities up to the heart and lungs. The devices by Cook and other manufacturers have been known to fracture, or become dislodged and drift towards vital organs. Designed to be removed, they often can’t. One Cook Celect IVC filter lawsuit filed last April alleges negligence and a defective design.Read [ Cook Celect IVC Filters Approved Through FDA Fast Track Approval Process ]
October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Indianapolis, IN: On October 23, 2017, Hill v. Cook Medical, Inc., et al, 1:14-cv-6016 will go to trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. This will be the first of three IVC filter lawsuits to be heard in the brewing multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Cook Medical, Inc. That MDL now includes approximately 1,900 individual lawsuits. Although the outcome of the Hill bellwether lawsuit will not be binding in the other cases, IVC filter patients and their attorneys are paying close attention. The outcome will affect the settlement value of similar cases.Read [ Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial ]
September 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Denver, CO: We’re just beyond the second anniversary of the release, and publication of a study in August, 2015 that placed a particular focus on IVC filters manufactured by Cook Medical, and their Cook Celect IVC filter line. It should be noted that inferior vena cava filters made by other manufacturers have been similarly problematic and have suffered failures not unlike those of Cook Celect filters.Read [ Revisiting Study Finding Higher Perforation Rates for Cook Celect IVC Filter ]
August 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The idea behind the IVC filter may have been meritorious: for those patients at high risk for blood clot or pulmonary embolism, for whom blood thinners are either not appropriate or ineffective, a so-called ‘catcher’s mitt’ strategically placed within the inferior vena cava artery will entrap a blood clot migrating up from the lower extremities, preventing the clot from reaching the heart or lungs.Read [ The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? ]
July 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Frankfort, KY: An IVC filter lawsuit that was originally tossed out by a trial court due to the absence of an expert witness has survived after all, following a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that the trial court judge was too hasty in dismissing the lawsuit.Read [ Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed ]
June 2, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When it comes to assessing where a manufacturer is with pending litigation, there’s no better source than with the manufacturer itself. To that end, C.R. Bard released details concerning the current state of affairs over IVC filter lawsuits as part of its Form 10-K report that provides a snapshot of the company at the end of its fiscal year, December 31, 2016.Read [ C.R. Bard Shares IVC Filter Lawsuit Update with SEC ]
May 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Ottawa, ON: We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary that Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released a guidance review and summaries pertaining to in-depth analysis of the inferior vena cava filter landscape in America’s northern-most neighbor. Akin to the FDA, Health Canada maintains concern for the length of time retrievable filters are left in place.Read [ Health Canada Equally Concerned About IVC Filter Side Effects ]
April 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Statesville, NC: The front-runners in the IVC filter failure litigation file have, and continue to be C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters that have been shown to variously fail. The Bard G2 IVC filter is oft-referenced, lawsuits over which are housed in multidistrict litigation.Read [ IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death ]
- Allegedly Defective IVC Filters Not a New Problem By Gordon Gibb (Mar-25-17)
- IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles” By Jane Mundy (Mar-15-17)
- IVC Filter Recipient Walking Time Bomb? By Jane Mundy (Feb-25-17)
- Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter By Gordon Gibb (Feb-19-17)
- Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body By Brenda Craig (Feb-16-17)
- New Study Suggests IVC Filters are Overused By Heidi Turner (Jan-30-17)
- The IVC Filter: Longer is not Always Better By Gordon Gibb (Jan-23-17)
- IVC Filters: Remove from Body and Market By Jane Mundy (Jan-12-17)
- “I Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb,” says IVC Filter Patient By Jane Mundy (Dec-31-16)
- C.R. Bard Reveals Latest Litigation Cases in SEC Filing By Gordon Gibb (Dec-22-16)
- Hope For Patients With IVC Filter? By Heidi Turner (Dec-5-16)
- More to IVC Filter Failure Than Meets the Eye By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-16)
- Patient Has IVC Filter Removed After 18 Years, Others Not So Lucky By Gordon Gibb (Nov-18-16)
- Patient With IVC Filter Gets Good News By Heidi Turner (Nov-7-16)
- IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuits Still a Year Away, Cases Could Increase in Meantime By Gordon Gibb (Oct-30-16)
- IVC Filters a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ for Canadian Patients By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-16)
- Study: IVC Filters Don't Save Trauma Lives By Heidi Turner (Oct-12-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Filtering In By Gordon Gibb (Sep-26-16)
- Plaintiffs Await IVC Filter Bellwether Trials By Heidi Turner (Sep-22-16)
- IVC Filters: There is no Standardization of Care By Gordon Gibb (Sep-3-16)
- IVC Filter Bellwether Trials Set to Begin By Gordon Gibb (Aug-30-16)
- Health Canada Issues IVC Filter Warnings By Heidi Turner (Aug-13-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuit Plaintiffs Continue to Hammer Manufactures over Defective Products By Gordon Gibb (Jul-31-16)
- Multidistrict Litigations Involving IVC Filters Continue to Grow By Heidi Turner (Jul-19-16)
- IVC Filter Problems: Survivors Are Lucky… By Gordon Gibb (Jul-11-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits; Where Does the Fault Lie? By Heidi Turner (Jun-30-16)
- Retrievable IVC Filters Not Meant to Be Permanent By Gordon Gibb (Jun-19-16)
- IVC Multidistrict Litigation Moves Forward By Heidi Turner (Jun-11-16)
- Attorney Discusses IVC Blood Clot Filter Cases By Brenda Craig (May-27-16)
- More IVC Filter Plaintiffs Come Forward By Heidi Turner (May-22-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Piling Up Over Allegedly Flawed Device By Gordon Gibb (May-13-16)
- Are Inferior Vena Cava Filters Effective? By Heidi Turner (Apr-30-16)
- Does the IVC Filter Produce More Harm Than Benefit? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-21-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege Serious Defects By Heidi Turner (Apr-8-16)
- Fewer Than Ten Percent of Retrievable IVC Filters Are Successfully Harvested By Gordon Gibb (Mar-29-16)
- Canadian IVC Filter Class-Action Lawsuits Filed By Heidi Turner (Mar-24-16)
- Plaintiffs Allege IVC Filters Are Dangerous, Cannot Be Retrieved as Designed By Gordon Gibb (Mar-21-16)
- NBC Investigation: IVC Filter “Never Safe to Be Implanted” By Heidi Turner (Feb-29-16)
- Missouri Bard G2 IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Defective Design, Lack of Testing By Gordon Gibb (Jan-28-16)
- Inferior Vena Cava Lawsuits Filed By Heidi Turner (Dec-22-15)