Blood Clot Filter Found Dangerous

Blood clots are dangerous for many reasons – including the risk they may break loose and lodge in blood vessels of the heart or brain with fatal results.

Are there treatment options?

Yes – several, and most appear to be very helpful. But there is at least one causing significant harm.

C.R. Bard, a U.S. manufacturer of medical devices, manufactures and sells a device that, once implanted, is supposed to stop blood clots from traveling from peripheral vessels to either the heart or the brain.

Sadly – the device appears to be responsible for close to 30 deaths and over 300 other non-fatal problems.

Was the product approved by the FDA?

Yes.

Did the company know the clot filter was defective?

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