The Dangers of Bard G2 IVC Filter
An IVC filter, or an interior vena cava filter, is a spider-shaped medical device that is surgically put inside a patient who is at risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism, often because of traumatic injuries sustained in car accidents or other medical issues.
One such filter is known as the Bard G2 IVC Filter, which has been known to cause injuries and complications to unsuspecting patients. It is a good thing that the law as well as the Bard G2 IVC Filter lawsuit attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are on your side on these kinds of injuries and complications.
But what exactly are the dangers of a Bard G2 IVC Filter? The dangers generally involve the device moving to another area, particularly areas where it becomes hard or impossible to extract, the device having detached components like how its spider-like legs can be fractured and travel to another part of the body, and the device piercing organs.
These issues can cause the following injuries and complications:
- Blood vessel, tissue, and organ perforation
- Internal bleeding
- More blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
- Punctured vena cava
- Severe pain
It is also important to note these injuries and complications not just occur when the filter is already in place. Sometimes, there can be issues on the insertion and removal procedure.
When inserting the filter, the patient may suffer from access site bleeding, bruising, and puncturing, incorrect placement of the device, incorrect positioning of the device, and defective filters. When retrieving the Bard G2 IVC Filter, the patient may suffer from perforations, long surgery times because of difficulty of retrieving the device, and other factors that may prevent retrieval like obstructions such as large clots and scars.
It is unfortunate that a device that should protect you and a procedure that should ensure your safety are the very things that put you in harm’s way. Again, it is a good thing to know that the law and its representatives are there to defend you in product liability and medical malpractice.