If you  or a loved one suffered from complications from a IVC Filter then you may be entitled to compensation.

Parts of the filter can break off, travel in the bloodstream

This can severely damage the heart or lungs.

The filter may become clogged with clots

Which could block the flow of blood from the lower body into the heart.

The filter could move, migrate, or change position

Then the filter will become stuck in a place where it is not designed to be. This could cause it to become ineffective, or cause damage to internal organs.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, devices used in the prevention of pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs), may cause dangerous, life-threatening complications. If you had a temporary or permanent IVC filter implanted and suffered from health problems, you could be entitled to compensation.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 1,600 adverse event reports associated with IVC filters. According to the FDA, IVC filter complications may include device migration, filter fracture, tilting within the inferior vena cava, movement of the filter or fracture fragments to the heart or lungs, and perforation of the inferior vena cava vein. Additionally, IVC filters that are meant to be retrievable can become embedded in the vein and may be difficult or even impossible to remove.

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What is a IVC Filter?

An IVC filter (also known as a vena cava filter or blood clot filter) is a cone-shaped wire cage that catches blood clots before they enter the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. It is implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), which is a vein that carries oxygen-depleted blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. IVC filters are primarily implanted in patients who can’t use blood-thinning drugs.

In April 2003, Bard introduced the Recovery IVC filter. As a result of several reports of broken filters, Bard redesigned the device and released the Bard G2 IVC filter in October 2005. This model was meant to be more resistant to fractures than its predecessor, but has now been the subject of numerous reports of IVC filter fracture and migration.

  • What are the side effects of an IVC Filter?

    Heart or Lung Perforation
    Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion or Other Hemorrhage
    Cardiac Tamponade or Pericardial Pamponade
    Punctured Vena Cava
    Filter Fracture or Filter Migration

  • How can I get help?

    We are currently accepting IVC filter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a serious complication, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form above to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation.

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