NOVEMBER 2015 – Numerous IVC filter lawsuits have been centralized for pretrial proceedings before Arizona U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. Patients are experiencing serious health injuries when the filters are breaking apart and piercing their hearts. In many cases, all of the sharp metal fragments of the faulty filters are not recoverable, leaving

 Matthew McCarley, a partner at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) regarding Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters manufactured by Cook Group, Inc.   IVC Filters were implanted to prevent blood clots from becoming coronary or pulmonary embolisms. However, reports first surfaced in

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter, a small cone-shaped device, is used to help prevent pulmonary emboli—the blockage to the pulmonary artery. The device is implanted in the inferior van cava just below the kidneys. The IVC works by trapping the clot and permitting blood to continue flowing around it; natural anticoagulants then break down