As of 2019, more than 9,000 lawsuits have been filed alleging that various types of inferior vena cava filters, which doctors implanted in patients, have perforated or fractured in their bodies, causing pain and leading to removal surgeries. Among the several device manufacturers listed in the lawsuits, C.R. Bard Inc. and Cook Medical Inc. face the largest number of cases, clocking in over 4,000 each.

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