IVC Filter Contracts

Is your firm seeking defective medical device cases such as IVC filter cases? We can help.

If your firm is currently reviewing and accepting cases for individuals injured by IVC filters, we can maximize your marketing dollars. By partnering with Atraxia Media, you allow your firm to get in front of the right target audience and run marketing campaigns successfully. Our intake specialists are trained to treat injured callers with respect and then to evaluate each inquiry and ultimately retain qualified candidates. No matter whether your case inventory goal is 50 or 5000, we can help you plan, manage and execute your marketing strategy.

Current signed contract costs: $1300 - $1500 ***subject to change

IVC Filters Facts & History Information

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are small metal devices designed to trap large blood clots and prevent them from traveling toward the lungs, where they could cause severe complications such as a pulmonary embolism.

Two specific types of IVC filters have fractured inside the body due to design problems, causing many individuals to suffer severe injuries and complications.

To date, there have been more than 14,000 lawsuits filed against the two IVC filter makers, C.R. Bard, and Cook Medical.

C.R. Bard faces more than 8,000 claims filed in U.S. federal courts. To allow the court system to work more efficiently, the litigation has been centralized in the District of Arizona since 2015, before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Recently Judge Campbell signaled that new cases will no longer be transferred into the MDL or filed directly in his court, as the consolidated pretrial proceedings in the litigation are largely complete.

Cook Medical faces more than 5,000 lawsuits pending in a separate MDL in an Indiana federal court, raising nearly identical allegations that devices sold by this manufacturer carry similar design defects.

Boston Scientific is another manufacturer named in lawsuits. There is no MDL involving their Greenfield Vena Cava filters, but individual lawsuits have been filed.

COOK IVC FILTERS MDL NO. 2570

Location: Indianapolis

Presiding Judge: Tim A. Baker

Plaintiffs: 6470

Defendants

  • Aps and Cook Europe Finance BV
  • Kevin Baker
  • Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
  • Brian R. Baxter, M.D.
  • Baylor Medical Centers at Garland and McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • CGI
  • CGI Real Estate Holdings, LLC
  • CMI Real Estate Holdings, LLC
  • Cook Canton, LLC
  • Cook Denmark Holding Aps.
  • Cook Denmark International Aps.
  • Cook Group Europe Aps.
  • Cook Group Incorporated
  • Cook Group, Inc.
  • Cook Incorporated
  • Cook Med Institute
  • Cook Med Institute, Inc.
  • Cook Medical, Inc.
  • Cook Medical Incorporated
  • Cook Medical LLC
  • Cook Medical Technologies
  • Cook Nederland BV
  • Cook Nederland Holding Cooperatief U.A.
  • Cook Polymer Technology
  • Cook Research Incorporated
  • Cook Shared Services Incorporated
  • Cook Sweden Holding AB
  • Does 1-10
  • Does I-XXX
  • Nelson C. Frink
  • Loyola University Health System
  • Courtney Lung
  • Med Institute, Inc.
  • Medical Engineering and Development Institute, Inc.
  • Matthew Mell
  • Albeir Y. Mousa
  • Kamran I. Muhammad
  • Sanjay Pandya
  • Lincoln R. Patel
  • Trent Proffitt
  • Radiology Associates Imaging Group, LLC
  • Rapid City Regional Hospital, Inc.
  • Clare M.. Savage
  • Stanford Health Care
  • William Cook Europe Aps.
  • Rick Wilson
  • Adrian A. Wong, M.D.

Product: Cook IVC Filter

Plaintiff Allegations

The suits seek financial compensation for personal injuries and wrongful death caused by the implantation of the Cook IVC Filter, which caused severe complication to their health, such as lower limb deep vein thrombosis, IVC occlusion, device migration, filter fracture and perforation of the IVC. The plaintiffs state that the companies manufacturing these IVC filters failed to warn of the risks and complications they may suffer following insertion of the device.

BARD IVC FILTER PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION MDL NO. 2641

Location: Arizona

Presiding Judge: David G. Campbell

Plaintiffs: 8924

Defendants

  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Bard Medical Division
  • Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated
  • Thomas Bauer
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Raymond L. Benza
  • C.R Bard Incorporated
  • C.R. Bard Incorporated
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Christiana Care Health Services Incorporated
  • Christiana Care Health Systems Incorporated
  • Kenneth Collins
  • James H. Dyer Jr.
  • Cynthia Heldt
  • Paul M Kiproff
  • McKesson Corporation
  • James W. McLeod Jr.
  • Christian Mottas
  • Neometrics Incorporated
  • Damon Page
  • Regents of the University of California
  • Lawrence L. Schmetterer
  • Vanguard Group Incorporated
  • Westchester County Medical Center

Product: Bard IVC Filter

Plaintiff Allegations

The plaintiffs seek financial compensation for personal injuries suffered after their Bard IVC filter was put in place and for failure of the manufacturer to warn of the dangerous side-effects of having such a device in their bodies.

History

2018

March - A jury awarded a $3.6 million verdict in this first Bard bellwether trial to a Georgia woman.

May - A Texas jury awarded a verdict of more than $1.2 million to a Houston firefighter in a lawsuit against Cook Medical that was not part of the bellwethers.

2019

February - An Indiana jury awarded $3 million to a woman injured by a defective Cook Medical interior vena cava (IVC) filter. The trail was part of the bellwether cases.

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