Heart Injuries associated with the Bard G2 IVC Filter
The Bard G2 IVC Filter has been associated with many serious health complications. The device is temporarily implanted an individual’s interior vena cava and is used to prevent the migration of blood clots into the lungs that can cause pulmonary embolism. One of the most hazardous risks of the device is the effects it can have on an individual’s heart.
The Bard G2 IVC Filter runs the risk of migrating to an individual’s heart. Patients may experience headaches and severe pain, according to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., but the actual repercussions of the device can stretch far beyond these side effects. The device can cause major heart complications, including cardiac tamponade. This condition causes fluid buildup in the space around the heart and can lead to blood not being able to be pumped to the heart, heart tumors, and heart attacks. The device may also cause ventricular tachycardia, which leads to improper electrical activity of the heart that can lead to a rapid heartbeat among other side effects. Since the device is originally implanted so close to the heart, it can lead to even more life-threatening heart conditions if not removed immediately after the threat of blood clots is eliminated. Some other heart conditions that can arise from the Bard G2 IVC filter include hemmorhagic pericardial effusion, perforation of the heart, and laceration of the heart. The device can even erode and become embedded into the heart.
All of these conditions of the heart caused by the filter are potentially life-threatening and have already caused the deaths of individuals who had the device implanted. Despite these horrific heart risks, C.R. Bard, the company behind the device, failed to recall the device or properly warn against the risks. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart injury due to the Bard G2 IVC Filter, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.