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Symptoms of a Defective IFC Filter

Many individuals implanted with the Bard G2 IVC Filter are completely unaware of the deadly risks of the device. The filter, made temporary by the FDA, is implanted into an individual’s interior vena cava. The device’s cage-like legs are designed to catch blood clots before they reach the lung. Individuals, especially those who are unable to take blood thinning medicine, often see the device as a viable option to prevent the dangers of pulmonary embolism. However, over 921 cases of adverse effects of the device have been reported, including 27 deaths. Sometimes when individuals learn this, it is too late which is why it is essential for individuals to recognize the warning signs of the device.

Some of the signs of a defective IVC Filter include severe chest pain and difficulty breathing, according to information on the Habush, Habush, and Rottier S.C. website. This is associated with the device breaking off or migrating to the heart or lungs and interfering with breathing and blood pumping functions of the body. The device can also cause hemorrhage to major organs and dangerous metal shards circulating through the blood stream. A defective IVC Filter can also cause severe headaches or stroke caused by shards of the device coming near the brain. Individuals may also experience internal bleeding, rapid heartbeat, and damage to the blood vessels as a result of the filter.

If you have experienced any of these symptoms and had a Bard G2 IVC Filter implanted, the future consequences can lead to life-long injury and even death. Although C.R. Bard, the company behind the filter, allegedly knew of these risks, they failed to warn patients and continued to sell them to doctors. The complications caused by the Bard G2 IVC Filter are often unimaginable and can lead to physical, emotional, and financial turmoil for an individual.

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