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Inferior Vena Cava IVC Filter Class Action


Recours Collectif Filtre à veine cave inférieure (VCI)

Inferior Vena Cava IVC Filter Class Action – Merchant Law Group LLP is pursuing class action litigation regarding (IVC) Inferior Vena Cava filters implanted in Canadian patients.


Le Filtre à VCI (veine cave inférieure) est une pièce métallique médicale conçue pour prévenir la migration de caillots sanguins dans la veine cave inférieure. La veine cave inférieure est une veine responsable du retour sanguin de la partie inférieure du corps vers le cœur. Les Filtres à VCI sont implantés chez des personnes présentant des risques de caillots sanguins apparaissant souvent postérieurement à une intervention chirurgicale majeure. La plupart des Filtres à VCI sont destinés à être récupérés, ce qui signifie qu’un médecin va retirer le dispositif une fois le risque de développer des caillots sanguins disparu. Cependant, les Filtres à VCI peuvent causer des blessures graves.

IVC Filters – Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters are medical devices are normally used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs. However, pieces of defective IVC filters can break off and travel to other organs resulting in punctures, other life threatening conditions, and even death.

Recent medical studies indicate that IVC filters offer very little benefit to patients and have failure rates as high as 40% within 5 years of implant. If you received an IVC filter manufactured by Bard, Cook, Bayer or another manufacturer, please contact our lawyers  through the below form or email us at for further information.

IVC (inferior vena cava) filters are small medical devices designed to trap blood clots.  IVC filters are implanted in people at risk of developing blood clots. IVC filters are intended to be retrievable, meaning a physician can remove the device after the risk of developing blood clots has subsided.

Reports to the FDA indicate that IVC filters can migrate to the heart or lungs, or fracture and perforate other veins or organs.

If you wish to be kept informed as to the status of this case, please join our contact list for the IVC Filter Class Action, by completing the form below. Please note, filling out the form below creates no financial obligation for you.

Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, and is well-known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)

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