Blood clot filters are small, cage like devices that are inserted into the inferior vena cava to capture blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs. St. Louis blood clot filters are frequently placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) when other anti-coagulant therapy is not as effective as a blood clot filter. The earliest blood clot filters implanted in St. Louis patients were designed to be permanent implants, however in recent years various manufacturers, such as Bard & Cook, have sold numerous St. Louis blood clot filters that are meant to be removed.
The blood clot filter lawsuit attorneys at NGK Law have reviewed medical documentation regarding a number of failures of St. Louis blood clot filters. In particular, the blood clot filter attorneys at NGK Law are aware of several studies regarding the Bard G2 blood clot filter and its predecessor, the Bard recovery blood clot filter. In a study analyzing these blood clot filters, the blood clot filter attorneys at NGK Law determined there may be grounds for St. Louis blood clot filter lawsuits. One of the blood clot filter studies found at 12% failure rate with Bard G2 blood clot filters, in which several of the St. Louis blood clot filter injuries were end-stage organ fragment embolization. In a second blood clot filter study with patients that have the Bard recovery blood clot filter, the Bard G2 blood clot filter and the Bard G2 express blood clot filter, the overall blood clot filter fracture rate was 12%.
The St. Louis blood clot filter attorneys at NGK Law are actively investigating and handling St. Louis blood clot filter lawsuits on behalf of blood clot filter recipients that have both had blood clot filters inserted without injury, as well as though that have been injured by a defective St. Louis blood clot filter. NGK Law’s St. Louis blood clot filter lawsuits allege that when the metal arms of the blood clot filters break off, the metal fragments can travel to other organs, such as the heart or lungs, and cause catastrophic, and potentially permanent injuries. The St. Louis blood clot lawsuits further allege that the blood clot filter metal fragments can cause damage leading to serious internal bleeding that can lead to hospitalization and potentially death.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a St. Louis blood clot filter, you may be a candidate for a St. Louis blood clot filter lawsuit through NGK Law. Contact the nationally known St. Louis blood clot lawsuit attorneys at NGK Law at 844-564-5529 or fill out the blood clot filter online contact form to discuss whether or not you have grounds for a St. Louis blood clot filter lawsuit.