IVC Filters are generally used when a subject cannot take blood thinners after back, knee, or hip surgery and the patient is at risk of developing a blood clot. IVC filters are used to catch blood clots which may develop and travel through the system potentially causing a deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism.
These devices are designed to be lifesaving and have been advertised to be so. Unfortunately, these products have caused thousands of injuries and wrongful deaths.You can also connect with Bard IVC Filter Attorneys for IVC Filter Complications Lawsuits.
- Bard G2 IVC Filter – This is a filter device used to catch blood clots. The model RC-15 was never allowed by the FDA for use and has been on the market for a long time. The C.R. Bard company claimed that it is very similar to another model which has been approved. The FDA has issued a warning that these filters have been manufactured below quality guidelines.
- Bard G2 IVC Express Filter – This filter was never authorized by the FDA for use. There are also product quality concerns and an increased risk of migrating or fracture.
- Bard Recovery IVC Filter – This device is used to recover the Bard IVC Filters. It has not been approved by the FDA for use, and C.R. Bard, the manufacturer have been sent a warning letter.
The FDA claims the manufacturer has sold these devices without approval and that the facilities that made these devices failed to meet quality guidelines. The FDA also states that until C.R. Bard fixes the problems listed in the warning letters, they will not approve the recovery system filter for use.