IVC Filter Settlement, Compensation & Payout Information

IVC filters – inferior vena cava filters – are medical devices surgically implanted into patients who are unable to take traditional blood thinners in order to reduce their risk of pulmonary embolisms. The filters catch blood cloths in the inferior vena cava vein before they are able to spread throughout the body.

IVC Filter Lawsuit LawyersThe United States Food & Drug Administration has issued safety communications in response to reports of severe complication associated with IVC filters. In 2010, their first communication recommended that medical professionals exercise caution when using the filters, as they have a heightened potential for leading to serious, life threatening complications. Of these complications, device migration, device fracture, and perforation of the inferior vena cava vein were the most prevalent. This communication also alerted doctors that to minimize the risks of these complications, the filters should be removed as soon as the risk of pulmonary embolism subsided.

Later, in 2014, the FDA revised their original statement, suggesting that IVC filters be removed between the 29th and 54th day after implantation. However, this warning came too late, as several lawsuits had already been filed against the manufacturers with more lawsuits expected in the coming months. While settlements have not yet been paid, it is expected that the litigation will move forward, resulting in compensation for those that were harmed by this device. Settlements generally include monetary damages for pain and suffering, disability, medical bills, as well as lost wages.

Contact Our IVC Filter Lawsuit Lawyers

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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