Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Lawsuits
Although meant to protect patients from blood clots, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters can cause serious internal injuries and even death if the frail device breaks apart.
If you or someone you love suffered after being treated with an IVC filter, you may be entitled to file an IVC lawsuit to receive compensation for any medical bills, lost wages or distress that may have occurred. The attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs are experienced in holding manufacturers of defective medical products accountable for their actions. Contact us today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis and charge no fees unless you receive a favorable outcome.
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Dangers of IVC Filters
An IVC filter is a small, retrievable metal device designed to prevent a blood clot from traveling to the lungs. The device resembles a metal cage that is inserted into a patient’s inferior vena cava, a vein that transfers blood from the lower body to the heart and lungs.
The device’s fragile design has been shown to fracture, break apart and migrate through a patient’s body, causing a number of severe complications. Those who suffered from negative interactions with IVC filters have reported the following:
- Punctured veins
- Organ perforation
- IVC device splintering into small pieces
- Chest pain
- Heart damage
- Loss of breath
- Fluid buildup around the heart
- Migration of the device to the lungs, brain and heart
IVC filters have been linked to nearly 30 deaths and at least 300 injuries in patients that experienced a malfunction over the last decade.
If you feel that you have suffered any of these side effects after having an IVC filter implanted, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys to learn more about filing an IVC filter lawsuit and seeking justice for your distress.
FDA Advisory Issued Against IVC Filters
Between 2005 and 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 900 complaints involving IVC filters. As a result, it recommended that doctors immediately remove the device once the danger of a blood clot has passed.
In 2014, the FDA updated its initial safety communication with an advisory to doctors and clinicians warning them about the harmful effects the device can cause and expressing concern that the devices were not being removed once the risk of a blood clot was gone.
The administration then issued a warning letter in 2015 to C. R. Bard, a major manufacturer of IVC filters, after it discovered that the company had misfiled consumer complaint reports about patient injuries and fatalities caused by the device.
When manufacturers fail to warn consumers about the dangers associated with their products, they can be held liable for any harm that results. Janet, Janet & Suggs can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys
The effects that this device can have on those who experience malfunctions are extreme. If you or someone you love has been affected by a defective IVC filter, you should immediately seek legal representation to file a defective product lawsuit. The device manufacturer will have a team of specialists and attorneys ready to protect their interests, and so should you.
Our attorneys will hold manufacturers responsible for releasing a device that causes harm to patients and will fight to seek maximum compensation for pain or suffering, medical expenses, and more. We will provide you with a free consultation to review your claim and determine if you are entitled to file an IVC filter lawsuit. We charge no fees unless you receive compensation or a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation,