FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The FDA issued a communication to emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, and any other implanting physicians and clinicians responsible for the ongoing care of patients with Bard® IVC Filters.

Healthcare providers and patients alike expect manufacturers to develop new medical devices to improve patient outcomes. We regularly scrutinize lawsuits involving defective or failed healthcare device companies. In some cases, the fault with a medical device lies in a hurried R&D process. Wrongfully, there are still incidences where companies choose not to notify consumers or their doctor that a documented problem has been identified. The FDA currently recommends the removal of Bard® IVC filters as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed

Side Effects of Bard® IVC Filter Use

For certain patients with venous thromboembolism, deep-vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, an intervenous vena cava filter is implanted in the vein leading to a patient’s heart in an effort to prevent blood clots. Possible side effects and poor patient outcomes can include:

  • Device Migration
  • Detachment of Components
  • Perforations of the Inferior Vena Cava Vein
  • Embolizations
  • Fracture of the IVC Device

NOTE: Patients with Bard® IVC filter failures require immediate surgery to remove the broken filter and are at risk for serious injury or death.

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