Cordis Corp. OptEase inferior vena cava filterCordis Corp. makes the OptEase vena cava filter, a medical device that it supposed to prevent blood clots in the lungs. Unfortunately, the longer it remains implanted, the higher the risk of complications like fracture, migration, and organ damage.

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Cordis OptEase Vena Cava Filter

The OptEase filter is implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to catch blood clots. It is a temporary implant that is designed to be removed after the patient is no longer at risk of a pulmonary embolism.

When it was approved in 2003, Cordis did not have to conduct safety studies because they used a 510(k) application. This application claimed the OptEase was “equivalent” to other filters on the market, including the Cook Medical Günther Tulip and the C.R. Bard Recovery.

The problem is that the Recovery was pulled off the market in 2005 after studies raised concerns about high rates of fracture. Cook Medical is also facing hundreds of lawsuits from people who were injured by their vena cava filters.

Although the FDA recommends removing temporary filters 29-54 days after implantation, studies have shown that retrieval rates for the OptEase remain as low as 20%.

These problems are concerning because vena cava filters can cause life-threatening side effects. Some of the most serious complications include:

  • Filter fracture
  • Migration or tilting
  • Embolization of broken pieces of the filter to other parts of the body
  • Perforation through the vena cava
  • Organ damage (heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Heart problems
  • Doctors may be unable to retrieve broken filter
  • And more

Hundreds of Individual Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits Centralized

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by IVC filters, but not as part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that have been filed all over the United States and centralized in federal courts in Indiana and Arizona.

What is the problem?

The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our trial attorney are not filing a class action lawsuit against Cordis Corporation. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured by the OptEase IVC filter.

About Class Actions

Class actions are advantageous when a lot of people have similar legal claims. Everyone consolidates their claims into one lawsuit, choose a “class representative,” and collectively seek compensation. Any payout is shared equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions have many disadvantages for people with severe injuries. They may have to accept “low-ball” settlements, massive attorneys’ fees, or a payout that leaves little remaining for everyone in the class action to share.

Our attorneys specialize in helping victims of defective medical devices seek justice. We only accept cases involving serious injuries so we can focus on maximizing compensation for victims.

There is no excuse for failing to warn about severe side effects. If you were injured, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.

IVC Filter Lawsuit Information

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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas OptEase class action lawyers for a free lawsuit review.