The first plaintiff, Michelle W., is a woman from Michigan who was implanted with a TrapEase® Vena Cava Filter on November 19, 2008. Her symptoms include IVC thrombosis, extremity swelling, and pain. The filter poses a progressive risk of perforation of the vena cava and surrounding organs, vessels and structures, which can result in life-threatening complications. It also poses an increased risk of fracture, causing serious injury and death.

The second plaintiff, Tommy S., is a man from Texas who was implanted with an OptEase® Vena Cava Filter on April 19, 2014. His symptoms include acute unstable right lower DVT, and the filter is unable to be retrieved.

The third plaintiff, Helen Y. B., is a woman from Tennessee who was implanted with a TrapEase® Vena Cava Filter on May 18, 2009. Her injuries include multiple limbs of the filter perforating the wall of her vein.

The fourth plaintiff, Elizabeth E., is a woman from Pennsylvania who was implanted with an OptEase® Vena Cava Fitler on September 30, 2004. Multiple struts of the IVC filter are perforating the wall of her vein.

The fifth plaintiff, Mark J., is a man from Ohio who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on March 1, 2010. His filter is tilted and the struts appear to expand outside the wall of his vein.

The sixth plaintiff, Anthony C., is a man from Alabama who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on August 7, 2004. His injuries include migration of his IVC Filter.

The seventh plaintiff, John K., is a man from Minnesota who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on September 25, 2012. His injuries include tilting of his IVC Filter and perforation of the vein.

The eighth plaintiff, William A., is a man from Ohio who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Fitler on March 31, 2006. The IVC Filter perforated the vein and caused DVT and pulmonary embolism.

The ninth plaintiff, Farfah B., is a man from Texas who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on January 29, 2013. The IVC filter perforated the vein, tilted, and resulted in DVT and pulmonary embolism.

The tenth plaintiff, Clifton B., is a man from Missouri who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on January 11, 2007. The IVC Filter perforated the vein, tilted, and resulted in DVT and pulmonary embolism.

The 11th plaintiff, John G., is a man from Florida who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter in May or June 2010. The filter blocked his iliac veins and caused chronic DVT.

The 12th plaintiff, Craig A., is a man from Maryland who was implanted with an OptEase® IVC Filter on September 4, 2012. His injuries include occlusion of the filter.

The 13th plaintiff, Donald L., is a man from Michigan who was implanted with an OptEase® IVC Filter on July 19, 2013. His injuries include tilting of the IVC Filter, pain, and the filter can’t be retrieved.

The 14th plaintiff, Marc G. A., is a man from Maryland who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on February 22, 2008. The hook of the filter became embedded and he underwent a failed retrieval attempt. A recent X-ray indicates that the IVC filter fractured.

The 15th plaintiff, Gail C., is a woman from Massachusetts who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on August 5, 2005. The filter is chronically occluded with thrombosis. She has required several angioplasty procedures to clear the occluded filter. The filter is also fractured.

The 16th plaintiff, Michelle P., is a woman from New Jersey who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on November 1, 2013. There is evidence that the filter is tilted and there are struts perforating the vein and into her intestines.

The 17th plaintiff, Robert F., is a man from Ohio who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on August 14, 2011. There is evidence that the filter has migrated, deformed, tilted, and fractured.

The 18th plaintiff, Marcel U., is a man from Maryland who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on March 26, 2010. There is evidence that the filter fractured and perforated this vein.

The 19th plaintiff, Guy J., is a man from Texas who was living in California when he was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on January 25, 2008. He suffered a post-implant pulmonary embolism and a significant clot burden near his IVC Filter that has resulted in lower-limb edema.

The 20th plaintiff, Karen G., is a woman from Maryland who was implanted with an OptEase® IVC Filter on Mary 13, 2007. Her injuries include clotting and occlusion of the vein and the IVC Filter.

As a result of these malfunctions, the plaintiffs have suffered life-threatening injuries, damages, and required extensive medical care.

The plaintiffs are forced to live with the possibility that these complications can happen at any moment, which has led the plaintiffs to suffer stress, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Johnson & Johnson and Cordis Corporation are accused of negligence for failing to warn about potential side effects of their IVC Filters.

The lawsuit was filed on October 4, 2018 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda — Case No. RG18920775.

There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Cordis Corporation, Rex Medical, Cook Medical, B. Braun, C.R. Bard, and other manufacturers in state and federal courtrooms nationwide.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.

Scales of JusticeEditor’s note: If you or a loved one has been injured by an IVC filter, you should contact a lawyer experienced in this type of litigation.

The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin was one of the first in the country to pursue these cases. In addition, Ben C. Martin has a leadership position in virtually all of the cases against the various manufacturers of these dangerous devices.

For more information about IVC filter lawsuits and your legal rights, please contact The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin. He offers a Free Case Evaluation.

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