Rex Medical ignored Blood Filter Defects, Jury Told
(October 11, 2019) – Rex Medical sold an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) – designed to allegedly stop blood clots from reaching the heart – despite a study showing the product was prone to
Philly Jury hits Vein Filter Co. with $34M Judgment
(October 28, 2019) - A Philadelphia jury returned a $33.7 million verdict today after agreeing Rex Medical LP had defectively designed a blood clot-catching vein filter. The medical device perforated a major blood vessel
IVC Filter case filed against Rex Medical
(June 15, 2019)  Matthews & Associates Law Firm, attorney Tim Goss, and Philadelphia attorney Rosemary Pinto filed an IVC filter lawsuit against Rex Medical L.P. and Argon Medical Devices, Inc. on March 6, 2017 in
Shocker: FDA hides Thousands of Medical Device Problems
(March 8, 2019) A shocking report from Kaiser Health News has found that the FDA hides thousands of medical device problems from patients and their doctors.  The FDA has, for nearly two decades, allowed
IVC Filter Maker Cook hit with $3 Million Verdict
(Feb. 9, 2019) — An IVC filter company, Cook Medical, was hit with a $3 million verdict on Feb. 1 by an Indianapolis jury.  The jury returned their verdict just before midnight Friday.  They
IVC Filters Need Randomized Controlled Trials
Medscape commentary published August 7, 2018 declares that IVC filters need randomized controlled trials (RCTs).  Authored by Vinay K. Prasad, MD MPH – a hematologist-oncologist – the opinion piece explains exactly what RCTs are
New Study questions IVC Filters
(July 16, 2018)  A new study questions the use of IVC filters in DVT patients undergoing CDT, catheter-directed thrombosis. The study led by Temple University showed no in-hospital mortality benefit, and worse.  It  showed
Cook Medical loses $1.2 Million IVC Filter Verdict
(May 25, 2018)  Cook Medical must pay $1.2 million to compensate a man who was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter, said a Texas jury Thursday.  Following a three-week trial, the jury of
Medical Devices Wild West for Profits, Safety Problems
Dubious medical devices like IVC filters, heart stents, and metal-on-metal hip implants are allowed on the US market through some very questionable means. Most people assume the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extensively tests
Healthcare Fraud Heart of America’s Dysfunctional Healthcare
Many people believe you get what you pay for, but nothing has ever been less true when you consider American healthcare. Over-prescribed medical devices – like heart stents, IVC filters, hernia mesh – are
IVC Filters Overused, Unproven
(April 26, 2018)  PulmCC, a trade publication for pulmonary and critical care, published an article on Dec. 16, 2016 titled, “Inferior vena cava filters are overused.  What’s the harm?”  The piece details the puzzling
First Cook IVC Filter State Trial
(April 18, 2018)  The first Cook IVC filter lawsuit to be tried in state court in the U.S. will begin on May 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas.   The plaintiff is a Texas firefighter who
IVC Filter Controversy Rages
IVC filter lawsuits are being filed because the preponderance of evidence fails to show that IVC filters are worth their risks.  We are consequently filing IVC filter lawsuits across the country.  Matthews & Associates
IVC Filter Makers Liability over FDA Process
Lawyers for both IVC filter plaintiffs and IVC filter manufacturers continue to tussle in court over the FDA’s role in allowing different IVC filters to be sold on the market. Defense lawyers would like juries
IVC Filter Verdict: $4 Million
(March 30, 2018)  The first Bard IVC filter verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona yielded a $4 million jury award for a woman injured by one of the blood