The IVC filter class action lawsuit settlement was announced, after which anyone who received this medical device from Bard and Cook Medical in the last 20 years may be entitled to compensation.
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a device designed to prevent blood clots from migrating to your heart, and other parts of the body by blocking off blood flow through the lower body part of the leg veins.
How many people have filed a case against the IVC filter manufacturer?
As of August 2022, more than 16,000 lawsuits have been filed against IVC filter manufacturers; when the last time Drugwatch updated the number of active cases, it was 14,000.
It shows that people even are filing cases against Bard, Cook Medical, and other IVC filter manufacturers.
Who can file an IVC filter lawsuit?
IVC filter lawsuits are class action lawsuits filed against medical device manufacturers.
The plaintiffs claim that their physician did not sufficiently warn them about the risks of this device, and after implanting it, they were harmed.
If you or a loved one has been implanted with a defective IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation!
IVC Filter Settlement Payout Amounts 2022
There is no maximum payout amount in these settlements.
The amount will vary from person to person based on their individual needs.
Typically, the bigger awards go to people who have lost the most (i.e., lost wages because they can’t work due to injury).
For example, suppose you have been out of work for more than three years due to an injury related to an IVC filter implantation and need future surgery/treatment. In that case, you may be entitled to as much as $250k+ in financial compensation.
Recent Payouts Are:
3.6 Million dollars were awarded to the Sherr-Una Booker (1st Verdict Against Bard)
Tonya Brand received 3 Million dollars in compensation against the Cook Bellwether Trial.
List will be updated…
Who can apply for compensation from the settlements?
To qualify for compensation from the settlements, you must meet all of these conditions:
- You were implanted with an IVM or G2 filter in your inferior vena cava (IVC) or jugular vein.
- The filter gave side effects and caused personal injury to you or your loved one.
- You are a citizen of the USA.
- You have not yet filed a claim for compensation from any other settlement fund.
IVC Filter Lawsuit Deadline
The statute of limitations in an IVC filter lawsuit depends on the state you reside.
In most states, the IVC filter lawsuit deadline is 2 years from the day you suffered an injury from an IVC filter implant. Further, this limit can be as high as 4 years.
When will I receive my money from the settlements?
In January 2019, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., agreed to settle lawsuits against them in federal courts around the country.
Plaintiffs alleged that these devices caused serious injuries or death when used to treat various medical conditions.
These devices are designed to catch blood clots before entering an artery and cause a stroke or heart attack.
The settlement is worth more than $4 billion and will be paid out over the next five years, pending court approval.