Inferior vena cava filters, or IVC filters, are small devices that are inserted into the heart in order to prevent blood clots from causing serious and life threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism and heart attack. Unfortunately, instead of preventing complications, these devices are causing problems. Studies have shown that IVC filters can migrate from their original locations, inhibiting them from performing their intended function. There is evidence that suggests the makers of these devices knew the dangers of IVC filters but did not communicate them to doctors, patients, and the general public.
Since their introduction to the market in 2002, thousands of IVC filters have been placed in patients. It was not until 2010 that the public was first alerted of the potential complications associated with these devices. Since then, lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of these devices alleging that proper safety protocol was not followed with respect to the dangers that IVC filters posed. If you are a resident of Illinois and have suffered complications from an IVC filter implant, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the device manufacturer.
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The State of Illinois has strict time deadlines, known as “statute of limitations”, for filing lawsuits so it is important to contact our office today so that you will not miss a deadline.
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