Patients around the country have received IVC filter implants, small medical devices meant to trap traveling blood clots and reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism. But instead of saving lives, these devices can break, move out of position or pierce internal organs, causing severe – and often lifelong – health consequences.
Today, hundreds of injured patients have filed personal injury lawsuits, accusing major filter manufacturers like C.R. Bard of concealing safety studies and failing to warn the public of the implant’s risks. Facing rising medical expenses, emotional trauma and the prospect of permanent medical problems, these patients have stood up and made their voices heard.
IVC Filter Lawsuits Offer Many Patients Hope
Our attorneys believe that thousands of other patients may be eligible to pursue compensation as well. We’ve spoken to hundreds of people who believe their injuries were caused by the failure of an IVC filter. Families, grieving the loss of a loved one, intend to file wrongful death lawsuits. No one should have to bear the burden of serious injuries and prolonged medical care alone, especially if those injuries were suffered through no fault of their own.
IVC filter manufacturers promised patients and physicians a safe, effective treatment option – but there’s now strong evidence to suggest that those promises may have been lies. Our goal in this process is to help every patient, every loved one and every family understand their legal options and make the best choice under difficult circumstances.
For some, pursuing legal action offers hope. It’s not easy, and we understand that filing a lawsuit can be daunting. Time and money are always a concern – especially now, when you or a loved one has been harmed. But contacting our IVC filter attorneys will cost you nothing. We offer a free consultation to anyone interested in learning more about their options. There’s no commitment, and no obligation, but if you decide to work with us, our legal services come on a contingency-fee basis. That means you owe us nothing until we secure financial compensation in your case.
Finding The Right IVC Filter Lawyer For Your Case
We are an alliance of experienced trial attorneys fighting to protect the rights of injured patients nationwide. Our team include five lawyers who bring every client more than 90 years of combined experience. Many of our attorneys have spent their entire careers prosecuting complex legal actions involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, taking on some of the world’s largest companies with proven results.
Joseph Osborne, Esq.
Our team of IVC filter lawyers is led by Joseph Osborne, Esq., founding partner of the Florida-based personal injury firm Osborne & Associates, P.A.
Mr. Osborne has over 25 years of proven trial experience. Over the course of his legal career, he has won several multi-million dollar verdicts, most notably in cases involving allegedly defective medical devices. In November of 2014, Mr. Osborne secured a $26.7 million jury verdict for clients who suffered severe injuries after receiving a pelvic mesh implant manufactured by Boston Scientific.
His leadership in the growing IVC filter litigation has also been recognized. Mr. Osborne was recently appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in MDL No. 2641, a mass tort that now includes more than 200 lawsuits filed against filter manufacturer C.R. Bard.
Mr. Osborne earned his bachelor’s degree at Brown University, and went on to secure his law degree from the University of Florida. He began his legal career as a defense attorney, but soon turned his experience and education to protecting the rights of consumers and victims. Osborne is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Mass Torts Attorney” every year between 2011 and 2016.
Joining Mr. Osborne are four lawyers who share his dedication to patient rights and corporate accountability.
Michael Schafle, Esq.
Based in Philadelphia, and Partner at Green, Schafle & Gibbs, Michael Schafle, Esq. brings over a decade of experience to the team. He actively represents clients in several mass torts involving allegedly dangerous medical devices.
An active member of Philadelphia’s legal community, Schafle recently served on the Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s Board of Governors.
Mr. Schafle earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the Catholic University of America, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Wall Street Journal’s Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Business Studies. In 2004, he was awarded a law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, winning the Law Faculty Scholarship in the process.
Michael Monheit, Esq.
Managing Partner at Pennsylvania’s Monheit Law, Michael Monheit has represented numerous injured patients, along with families affected by dangerous medical products, over almost 30 years of legal experience. He gained a national reputation serving on the Plaintiff’s Steering and Executive Committee for a Multi-District Litigation involving latex allergies. His work in drug litigation continued, chairing the American Association for Justice’s Fosamax Litigation Group between 2007 and 2012.
Mr. Monheit secured a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and went on to earn his law degree from Temple University’s School of Law.
Brian Mittman, Esq.
Brian Mittman is Managing Partner at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., a law firm in New York. With experience in a broad range of practice areas, Mr. Mittman has gained recognition for his work in disability litigation, representing severely injured individuals.
Mr. Mittman earned his bachelor’s degree in political science, graduating cum laude from the University of Rochester. He was awarded a law degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and named a Richardson Merit Scholar.
Laurence Banville, Esq.
Laurence Banville is the founder and Managing Partner at Banville Law, a New York-based firm serving personal injury clients. As a former defense attorney, Mr. Banville gained valuable insights into the legal strategies used by large corporations seeking to reduce their own liability.
Born in Ireland, Mr. Banville earned his law degree from University College Dublin, graduating with a GPA equivalent 4.0 and receiving President’s Honors.
While our core group of attorneys is licensed to practice in New York State, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we’ve developed a network of legal relationships across the country to better serve potential clients in all 50 states.