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IIVC Filters Can Cause Life-Threatening Complications

 

In 2010 the FDA issued an alert warning of the dangers associated with retrievable IVC filters. Thousands of patients were injured due to complications relating to these devices. A primary concern is that the devices were staying in longer than medically necessary, leading to many serious health complications.

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What is an IVC Filter?

 

The purpose of IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filters is to prevent formed blood clots from reaching the heart, lungs and brain. They are generally surgically placed into the inferior vena cava of a patient. This is the largest vein in the body, moving blood from the legs to the heart, and then into the lungs.

 

Two types of IVC Filters have been developed – retrievable and non-retrievable. The retrievable IVC’s are designed to be removed when the patient no longer needs them. Unfortunately, this type is more susceptible to issues such as perforation of organs, migration, and breaking.

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What are the Dangers of IVC Filters?

A primary concern is that IVC Filters stay in the body longer than medically necessary, leading to the following complications:

 

• Perforation of organs
• Device breaking into multiple fragments
• Device migration, which could lead to:
◦ Death
◦ Constant severe pain
◦ Hemorrhaging
◦ Respiratory issues
◦ Pulmonary embolus
◦ Emergency device removal
◦ Cardiac tamponade

Injured Patients Can Seek Compensation

 

If you or a loved one suffered from complications relating to a faulty IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call 1-800-LAW-HELP (1-800-529-4357).

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We Hold the Manufacturers Responsible.

 

Hold the manufacturers responsible and fight for the compensation you deserve for any pain, suffering and medical expenses incurred.

 

Call our team today. 1-800-529-4357

Did you or a loved one suffer from complications relating to a faulty IVC Filter?