Filter fracture is also a major concern that has been linked to these devices. If an IVC filter fractures while implanted in a patient, it can cause life-threatening complications. Often, surgery is required to remove the broken filter and repair any damage it has caused. The FDA first reported the risk of fracture in their 2010 safety communication, after receiving hundreds of complaints about the filters dating back to 2005.
IVC filters are small medical devices that are inserted into the patient’s heart in order to catch clotted blood. IVC filters are usually recommended for people who are unable to take blood thinning medication but are at risk for serious complications such as a pulmonary embolism. Although these filters are successful in trapping blood clots, they have also caused numerous other problems and complications for many patients. Lawsuits have been filed, and will continue to be filed as more people continue to come forward with claims of serious side-effects.
IVC Filter Fractures: Lawsuits & Settlements
One of the more serious side-effects that has been known to occur with IVC filters is the risk of the device fracturing. Device fracture can lead to a plethora of additional problems, including device migration and organ perforation. In addition, when the device moves from its intended location, it is often no longer able to preform the task of catching blood clots, which puts the patient at serious risk of additional complications.
If you or a loved one has received an IVC filter implant and have experienced serious complications, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the makers of the IVC filter. It is important to contact an attorney right away, as there are deadlines that must be met when filing defective medical device lawsuits. If you miss the deadline, you case could be lost forever.
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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 have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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