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Even when products are well-designed and constructed, they can still lack proper use instructions or clear safety warnings. Defective design or manufacturing can cause products to malfunction and injure thousands of people each year.
If you’ve been hurt by a product that should have been safe, you may have a case against the designer, manufacturer or retail store where it was purchased. Gold, Khourey & Turak will prove the defect so you can get the compensation you deserve.
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If you think you have a case, contact us as soon as possible so we can help. It’s easy, it’s free and it’s worth it. Call us at 1-800-388-2529 or fill out this form for your FREE Consultation.
Product Liability Case Examples
*Results may vary depending upon the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
IVC FAILURE Rate As High As 40%*
(*The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine says that 40% of all IVC filters will fracture within 5.5 years of being implanted.)
What are IVC Filters?
IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters are small, cage-like devices with metal, “spider” legs, which are implanted in patients at risk of a pulmonary embolism (PE) who are not candidates for blood-thinning drug therapy. These devices are installed near the heart to capture blood clots. While the filter’s design was meant to stop a PE—a blood clot to the lungs—these IVC filters may bring their own serious, even deadly, side effects.
Dangerous Side Effects Linked to IVC Filters
As of 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 900 adverse event reports related to the filters. Patients who received these filters may be at risk for potentially fatal defects that result in fragmentation of the device, causing harmful metal to be carried through the bloodstream. Serious injuries and death have been reported due to pieces of the filter breaking and causing internal damage. IVC filters have resulted in the following complications:
- Device Migration
- Device Fracture
- Device Perforation
- Tilting of the Device
- Inability to Retrieve the Device
Lawsuit – Manufacturer Was Aware of the Dangers
It is documented that C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of the device, knew of the risks associated with the IVC filters but failed to warn doctors and patients of the risks. C. R. Bard received complaints associated with malfunctions of the IVC retrievable filters as far back as 2004. These complaints alleged the legs or struts of the IVC filters were prone to breakage and, once broken, could travel to other body parts, leading to serious injuries and death. Lawsuits allege that C. R. Bard was fully aware of the safety risks associated with their IVC retrievable filters, yet continued to manufacture and sell the devices.
Getting the Help You Need
If C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of the IVC filters which caused injury and harm to a number of consumers, was aware of the problems associated with the filters, yet failed to disclose those risks to the FDA, the company may be liable for failure to warn. If you or a loved one suffered complications as a result of a Bard IVC retrievable filter, you may be able to seek compensation.
If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your rights and legal options, contact our office right away by calling us at 304-845-9750 or toll-free at 800-388-2529 or by completing our online form. We will discuss your situation with you at no cost, and there is no obligation when you call.
It is in your best interest to act quickly. There is a time limit for filing injury claims known as the Statute of Limitations. If your claim is not filed before the Statute of Limitations expires, you will not be able to file a claim.
Personal Injury Case Results
In an effort to educate potential clients about the work that we do, we have summarized a few of our cases. The following cases have been generalized in order to maintain confidentiality for all parties involved. Each case has its own set of facts, and the following settlements and verdicts have been obtained based on the facts and merits of each individual circumstance. Therefore, you should not equate the results in this section to be accurate with respect to your claim.
$19.6 million recovery. Coal mine explosion. A violent explosion at a local mine tragically killed multiple workers and seriously injured several others. We represented families of two of the deceased and two injured workers.
$2.4 million jury verdict. Police officer hit by drunk driver.Our client was a police officer for a city police department. While directing traffic, our client was struck by a drunk driver whose blood alcohol level was .18. Our client suffered trauma to his back, neck, and lower extremities. He also suffered from headaches, memory loss, and concentration difficulties. Case settled post-verdict.
$1.5 million recovery. Automobile accident.While driving on the interstate, our client encountered heavy fog and pulled off to the side of the highway leaving the lights on. While pulled off to the side of the road, our client was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, which resulted in an 11-car pile-up. Our client suffered blindness in her right eye, multiple fractures, tendon and nerve damage to her right arm, multiple facial injuries with scarring, multiple rib fractures, and bilateral pneumothorx. Case settled prior to trial.
$1.4 million settlement. Automobile accident & Insurance bad faith.Our client was injured in an automobile accident by an unknown driver who fled the scene. Our client filed a lawsuit against the unknown driver and made a claim against her own insurance under the terms of her uninsured motorist coverage. Our client repeatedly made requests that her own insurance company adjust her claim, but all requests went unacknowledged. After a trial, the Court entered a judgment against the unknown driver and awarded more than $1,000,000 in damages. Judgment was also entered against our client’s insurance carrier for the uninsured policy limit.
$900,000 recovery. Automobile accident.We represented a husband and wife that were hit head on by a tandem truck. The husband underwent multiple surgeries to repair fractures to his femur, hip, and mandible. Although the wife’s injuries were not as severe, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the emotional stress and anxiety of the accident.
$765,000 recovery. Job site accident.Our client was working for his employer building a new home. As the defendant attempted to boom drywall through an opening in the upstairs of the house, the unsecured drywall shifted causing it to fall on the plank where our client was standing. As a result of his fall, our client sustained a serious head injury and 2 herniated discs.
$750,000 recovery. Automobile accident resulting in severe disability. Our client was forced into the median strip by a tractor-trailer that was changing lanes. Injuries included intracerebral hematoma resulting in severe disability which requires 24-hour care. This case went to trial twice before settling on the first day of the third trial.