IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorney/
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are supposed to prevent blood clots from entering the lungs. When patients are told they need a device like an IVC filter, they place their trust in the device’s manufacturer to provide a safe product.
Sadly, IVC filters have been linked to several health complications that could lead to serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been implanted with an IVC filter and you’ve experienced health complications as a result, you might be able to receive compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
IVC filter lawsuit attorney Jeff Green wants to make sure you get the payment you’re entitled to. Learn more about your legal options. Call (309) 699-0111 or fill out our online contact form and schedule a free consultation with Jeff Green.
WHAT IS AN INFERIOR VENA CAVA FILTER?
IVC filters are basket-like medical devices implanted via a catheter inside patients who have an increased risk for pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a blood clot gets caught in an artery of the lung. First developed in the 1970s, the earliest incarnations of IVC filters were designed to be implanted permanently in patients.
In the early 2000s, the use of IVC filters increased significantly after the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of retrievable filters. Retrievable IVC filters are intended to be removed once the risk of pulmonary embolism has passed, though many studies have shown that they are often left in place.
In 2010, the FDA issued a warning about the use of these devices, citing more than 900 adverse events related to the filters over a period of five years. Though use of these devices declined by nearly 30 percent following that warning, the use of IVC filters continued to be 25 times higher in the U.S. than in European countries. In other words, these devices were still widely used in the U.S., even though the medical community knew of the dangers associated with IVC filters.
Now, patients are being forced to contend with many health complications stemming from several risks associated with these devices. Complications could potentially arise during or after procedures, and they might also stem from procedures attempting to retrieve the filter device.
COMPLICATIONS STEMMING FROM FAULTY IVC FILTERS/
Many IVC filters can lead to serious health problems in patients. Complications from IVC filters include…
- Excessive bleeding
- Thrombosis (forming of a blood clot inside a blood vessel)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Filter migration
- Filter fracture
- Filter perforation (when filter penetrates the wall of the vena cava)
- IVC Infections
- Incomplete opening of the IVC filter.
Two of the largest manufacturers of IVC filters, C.R. Bard and Cook, have been named in several IVC filter lawsuits. These companies should be held responsible for any harm patients have suffered because of their faulty devices.
SIGNS OF IVC FILTER COMPLICATIONS/
IVC filter complications could manifest in several different ways. Common signs of a complication include…
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Respiratory problems
- Neck or back pain
- Internal bleeding.
If you’ve suffered serious injuries from a faulty IVC filter, contact Jeff Green to learn more about your options. Call (309) 699-0111 or fill out our online form to get started with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
WHY FILE AN IVC FILTER LAWSUIT?/
Manufacturers like C.R. Bard and Cook should be held accountable for the harm patients have suffered because of faulty IVC filters. If you’ve been injured or you’ve become ill because of an IVC filter, you are likely facing costly medical bills and serious health complications that might limit your income and quality of life.
By filing an IVC filter lawsuit against a negligent manufacturer, you are seeking payment for the many costs you have encountered. You shouldn’t be forced to pay the price for a manufacturer’s mistakes. Patients deserve compensation for any harm or expenses suffered because of a poorly made medical device.
CONTACT OUR IVC FILTER ATTORNEYS/
If you’re considering filing a lawsuit against an IVC filter manufacturer, look for an injury attorney who has found success in product liability claims, particularly those involving medical devices. IVC filter attorney Jeff Green has years of experience holding negligent manufacturers accountable for the damage their products have caused.
We want to meet with you or your loved ones to find out more about your situation. If you are eligible for compensation, we will fight to make sure you get the payment you deserve.
Contact Jeff Green today by calling (309) 699-0111 or filling out our online contact form.