A lawsuit has recently been filed against medical device maker B. Braun Medical Inc., charging that an IVC filter defect led to the death of a North Carolina man. The suit is one of almost 4,000 that have been filed over the last few months against the German company, as well as others, charging them with negligence and carelessness that has led to tragedy and suffering.
In the North Carolina case, Keith A. Waters had a filter implanted in 2015. Shortly afterward the defective IVC filter broke apart. Pieces of it lodged in his heart and lungs, where blood clots formed and led to his death. Health advocates say that this is a result of defects in both the product’s design and in its manufacturing process. They also accuse the company of a failure to provide appropriate warnings of the risks involved with its use.
If you have lost a loved one to an IVC filter defect, you’re not alone. The attorneys at Danziger & De Llano can provide you with the guidance and legal representation that you need to get justice from the medical device manufacturers.
Over 4,000 Claims Filed for IVC Filter Defects
The list of injuries caused by IVC filter defects is heartbreaking and shocking at the same time. A New Jersey woman had an IVC filter manufactured by C.R. Bard implanted in 2005, then died after it broke down in her body a few years later. A Minnesota man had the filter implanted in 2005 and was rushed to the hospital 12 years later with abdominal pain caused by pieces of the product having traveled to his aorta. A West Virginia woman suffered a vein perforation less than 4 months after the device was implanted in her body.
Though IVC filters were designed with the goal of preventing illness, their poor design and lack of quality in manufacturing has led to hardship and pain for thousands of people. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or died from complications related to an IVC filter defect, call the attorneys at Danziger & De Llano at 1-866-222-9990. We will listen carefully, explain your rights, and help you to pursue the option that will work best for you.