IVC Filters were designed to catch blood clots before they lead to pulmonary embolisms. However, these medical devices are known to have several complications. From filter migration to blood vessel perforation, these filters were designed to be lifesavers for those that cannot take anticoagulants but sometimes lead to death. In 2004, studies conducted determine Bard’s retrievable filters have higher complication rates than its competitors. Take a closer look at this infographic outlining the history of the IVC Filter lawsuit. To learn more watch the IVC Filter State of the Claim video here.