The TrapEase IVC filter made by Cordis Corporation has been linked to a 50% four-year risk of fracture. More than 100 people have been seriously injured, including one woman who died after it migrated into her heart.
Need a Texas TrapEase Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
TrapEase Class Action
In June 2016, lawyers representing 115 people who were injured by the Cordis TrapEase or OptEase IVC filters asked judges to centralize the litigation in California. Click here to read more.
Other manufacturers are already facing over 1,100 IVC filter lawsuits in federal court. These “mass-torts” have many of the advantages of a class action, like improving efficiency. Unlike a class action, each case can have its own outcome.
TrapEase IVC Filter
TrapEase is a permanent vena cava filter made by Cordis Corporation. It is a star-shaped wire device that is surgically implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC). It catches blood clots before they get into the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.
50% Risk of Fracture Within Four Years
Unfortunately, it comes with serious risks. In November 2011, TrapEase was associated with a 50% risk of fracture within four years in a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers warned about an “extremely high risk of strut fractures” within 2-3 years.
Death Linked to TrapEase Fracture
When an IVC filter fractures, the broken pieces can travel in the bloodstream (called an “embolism”) and get stuck in the heart, lungs, or other vital organs. In 2008, a woman who was implanted with the TrapEase went into cardiac arrest and died when a fractured filter became embedded in her heart.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a TrapEase class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against Cordis Corporation on behalf of people who suffered serious injuries.
TrapEase Safety Risks
- Filter fracture
- Migration or tilt
- Perforation of the vena cava
- Organ damage (heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.)
- Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis)
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Cardiac arrest
About Class Actions
Class actions are the most efficient way for a large group of people to seek compensation for the same claim — seeking refunds, for example, or lost resale value on a defective car. However, they can have major disadvantages for individuals with very severe injuries.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is that they are not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs with the worst injuries. Instead, everyone in the class action shares any payout after lawyers take a percentage — which may leave little remaining.
Our lawyers specialize in filing individual lawsuits against medical device manufacturers who sell dangerous products and fail to warn about risks. If you were injured by an IVC filter, you could be entitled to compensation for your injury, medical expenses, disability, and more.
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