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New Fla. Lawsuit Targets Cordis TrapEase, OptEase IVC Filters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man has sued the makers of two Cordis IVC filters, alleging they were defectively designed and manufactured, and that the defendants were aware of their propensity to migrate and fracture, yet failed to warn of those risks.

The lawsuit, filed on July 24 in the West Palm Beach Circuit Court, says the Cordis TrapEase Permanent Vena Cava Filter and the OptEase Retreivable Vena Cava Filter did not meet design and manufacturing specifications and can actually lead to the formation of thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism.

Florida resident Shaun Nedwick was implanted with the Cordis ...

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