The lawsuit was filed by Tatiana R., a woman from Miramar, Broward County, Florida, who was implanted Denali® Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular.
The IVC Filter was implanted on September 21, 2015 by Dr. Michael Craig Rainisch at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Florida.
On April 29, 2016, she underwent an IVC Filter removal procedure perfomed by Dr. Rainisch at Memorial Hospital West. After the procedure was completed, Dr. Rainisch noted that “the filter [was] removed without complication.”
On November 23, 2016, she underwent a CT scan, which revealed that a strut had fractured from the Denali® Filter, migrated to her heart, and was embedded in the right ventricle of her heart.
On January 4, 2017, she was informed of the results from the CT Scan. Now she is at risk for future migrations and perforations from the retained Denali® Filter fragment.
She faces numerous health risks, including the risk of death. As a result, she will require ongoing medical care and monitoring for the rest of her life.
“Plaintiff suffered significant injuries, including but not limited to a fractured filter strut, migration of the fractured filter strut to Plaintiff’s heart and embedment of the fractured filter strut into Plaintiff’s right ventricle, all of which occurred as a result of the Denali® Filter’s failure.”
The lawsuit was filed on November 21, 2018 in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County, Florida— Case No. CACE-18-027236.
There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2641) — IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation.
The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas. He serves on the plaintiffs’ steering committee of the Bard IVC Filter MDL.