Defective Inferior Vena Cava Implants Leading to Products Liability Lawsuits
Three major medical device companies (Gunther, C.R. Bard, and Cook Medical) are facing significant lawsuits for the defective inferior vena cava (IVC) implants they manufactured. The devices were intended to mitigate blood clots, but have had dire consequences for their recipients. Expert Boca Raton product liability attorneys estimate monetary damage pools for the subsequent lawsuits to range in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The injuries these IVC devices have caused range from deep tissue damage to pulmonary embolisms, and even death. Manufacturers are responsible under product liability laws for the safety of the products sold. They at least have a duty to warn consumers about product dangers. Our Boca Raton defective medical device attorneys say manufacturers fell short by not warning patients about the dangers of the IVC implants.
Liability for victims in these cases depends on the extent of the harm that they have suffered. Individual plaintiffs that are younger professionals that die as the result of the IVC device are legally entitled to more damages than plaintiffs that are older and only suffer tissue damage from their devices. Even minor damage can lead to significant settlement for plaintiffs. Potential plaintiffs should speak with an experienced Boca Raton products liability attorney to learn about their rights and legal options regarding their IVC device.
There are nearly a quarter million of these implants that are put into peoples’ bodies each year. Gunther, C.R. Bard and Cook Medical have hundreds of thousands of potential plaintiffs that could recover settlements from these manufacturers. The potential liability for these companies could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to the victims that have been harmed by these defective devices.
The medical product liability attorneys at Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. proudly serve clients throughout Palm Beach, Dade & Broward counties. Call us at (561) 293-2600 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.