Inferior vena cava filters – IVC filters – are medical devices surgically implanted into the body to prevent blood clots from causing pulmonary embolisms. These devices are typically used by doctors on patients who are unable to take traditional blood thinners. Recently, severe health complications have been allegedly traced back to these devices. Of these complications, one of the most dangerous is the risk of vena cava perforation. Reports have stated that regular breathing and aortic palpitations can cause the IVC filter to fracture, or move from its intended location. When either of these occur, the filter can puncture the walls of other nearby organs, including the inferior vena cava.
One of the largest causes for concern with these complications is that the internal damage from IVC filters is often not immediately recognizable. When the device moves, it may no longer be effective at preventing blood clots from spreading throughout the body. Additionally, internal bleeding as well as other complications can result from organ punctures cause by the device. Often, these lead to additional surgeries and hospital stays that are extremely expensive and keep patients from returning to work, or performing everyday activities. Lawsuits against the device manufacturers are seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and physical as well as psychological damages.
If you believe that you or a loved one has experienced a health complication due to an IVC filter implantation, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the makers of the device. Lawsuits are already being filed with more expected to follow close behind. Our expert legal time can help you decide whether to pursue a claim and guide you through the process.
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Our defective medical device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an IVC filter. Lawsuits are currently being investigated against the device makers by both patients and their families, seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement award.
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