Are You Entitled to Financial Compensation from an IVC Filter Lawsuit in Arizona? Find Out for Free
First introduced in 2003, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were supposed to help patients avoid potentially serious (and even fatal) complications from blood clots in the heart. However, in the years since their introduction, IVC filters have proven to be extremely dangerous—and they have been blamed for dozens of deaths.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by an IVC filter, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. An IVC filter lawyer in Arizona can explain your legal rights; and, if you have a claim, your lawyer can fight to win the financial compensation you deserve. Speak with one of the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm today.
Can You File an IVC Filter Lawsuit in Arizona?
Two companies began manufacturing defective IVC filters in the early 2000s. Both C.R. Bard and Cook Medical have since recalled their defective devices, although these recalls came too late to protect many of the patients who received implants not knowing of the dangers they entailed. This includes patients who received the following IVC filters:
- C.R. Bard Recovery Filter
- C.R. Bard G2 Filter
- C.R. Bard G2 Express Filter
- Cook Medical Celect Filter
- Cook Medical Gunther Tulip Filter
The problem with these devices is that, while they are supposed to remain in the inferior vena cava and prevent blood clots from entering the heart’s right atrium, they are prone to failure. Patients’ IVC filters can fracture, causing metal shards to migrate into the heart, lungs, and other organs. While it is possible to surgically remove patients’ fractured IVC filters and metal shards in some cases, in some instances doctors have elected not to perform surgery due to the risk of further injury or death.
So, can you file an IVC filter lawsuit in Arizona? You should speak with a lawyer if you received a C.R. Bard or Cook Medical IVC filter and:
- Your IVC filter has fractured or failed;
- You had your IVC filter removed or replaced due to the danger of fracture or failure;
- You had your IVC filter removed or replaced due to fracture or failure;
- Your IVC filter has become dislodged from its original placement point; or,
- Your doctor has identified concerns but recommended against removal due to the risk of further injury or death.
FAQs: Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit or Joining an IVC Filter Class Action in Arizona
If you have questions about filing an IVC filter lawsuit or joining an IVC filter class action in Arizona, you are not alone. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Who Can File an IVC Filter Lawsuit in Arizona?
Patients who received defective IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard or Cook Medical are potentially eligible to file IVC filter lawsuits in Arizona. Family members of patients who suffered fatal complications due to IVC filter failures can file lawsuits as well.
Is There an IVC Filter Class Action in Arizona?
Several class action and mass tort cases have been filed in relation to C.R. Bard’s and Cook Medical’s defective IVC filters. If you are interested in joining an IVC filter class action in Arizona, our injury lawyers near you can explain the options you have available.
How Much Can I Recover in an IVC Filter Lawsuit or Class Action?
The amount you can recover in an IVC filter lawsuit or class action depends on your individual circumstances. Generally, patients and families are entitled to recover financial compensation for their medical bills (including revision surgery costs), lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other present and future losses.
How Can an IVC Filter Lawyer in Arizona Help Your Case?
If you are entitled to financial compensation, there are several ways an IVC filter lawyer in Arizona can help you. When you schedule a free initial consultation, your lawyer will assess your legal rights, discuss your options, and help you choose the best path forward.
When Should I Talk to a Nearby Lawyer about Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
If you have questions about filing an IVC filter lawsuit in Arizona, you should talk to a lawyer immediately. Patients and family members only have a limited amount of time to file; and, the longer you wait, the more difficult it could become to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
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