Our defective device lawsuit lawyers are investigating cases for patients who have been harmed by IVC filters in West Virginia. We assist injured people and their families in pursuing claims for compensation. Often, these cases result in substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
Inferior vena cava filters, or IVC filters are medical devices that are surgically implanted in patients. These filters are used as an alternative to blood thinning medication, as some patients are unable to take these medications for various reasons. The device is implanted in the inferior vena cava, a large vein in the heart that carries deoxygenated blood into the organ. Here, the IVC filter is able to capture blood clots before they enter the heart and cause a pulmonary embolism. Over time, the captured blood clots break up and dissolve back into the blood stream.
In 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration warned in a safety communication that IVC filters should be removed as soon as the patient's risk of blood clots subsides. Then, in 2014, the FDA revised their warning further, stating that the filters must be removed from patient's body's between the 29th and 54th day after implantation.
West Virginia IVC Filter Lawsuits
Several patients in West Virginia have received IVC filter implants since they became available. It has been alleged that these filters have caused numerous complications in many of these patients. These complications include:
- Vena cava perforation
- Filter fracture
- Filter migration
Lawsuits are currently being filed against the makers of these devices. If you or a loved one live in West Virginia and believe you have been injured due to an IVC filter implantation, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and recover compensation. Lawsuits seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, physical and psychological damages, and more. Settlements in IVC filter cases are expected to be substantial due to the seriousness of the alleged injuries causes by these devices. Because there are specific time deadlines for filing these types of lawsuits in West Virginia, it is important you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you miss your deadline, you will be unable to pursue a lawsuit.
State of West Virginia Statute of Limitations
The State of West Virginia 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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