IVC Filter Lawyer
Studies show 1 in 4 IVC filters fracture, potentially causing death*.
Since IVC filters were introduced in 2005, the FDA has received thousands of adverse reports involving these filters. Specifically, it was reported that the IVC filter fragments and will embolize in the body, potentially causing death.
What are IVC Filters?
An IVC filter is a small device, similar to a cage, that is inserted into the inferior vena cava to capture blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs. The inferior vena cava is the main vessel in the body that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. IVC filters are frequently placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) when blood thinners cannot be used or are ineffective. IVC filters are designed to be permanent implants although some of these devices may have the option to be removed.
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Complications and injuries of IVC filters include:
- Filter fracturing, which sends pieces of metal into the abdomen, liver, lungs, kidneys, and even the heart, among other organs. Surgeons often have to leave the fractured part of an IVC filter inside an organ because taking it out would be too dangerous.
- Filter shifting or migration, when the filter has shifted into another area of the body, making it nearly impossible to remove.
- Chest Pain
- Organ Puncture
- Respitory Problems
- Internal Bleeding
- Irremovable Device
Contact an IVC Filter Attorney
If you or a loved one has had an IVC Filter that has fractured or caused injury or death, you may be entitled to legal recourse.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis which means, you don’t pay legal fees unless we successfully recover money for you. Don’t delay; call 800-732-3070 or email us to schedule a free consultation.