Interior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are medical devices that are implanted to prevent blood clots from entering the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, IVC devices have caused injury and complication to patients which include perforation of organs, blood clots to legs, migration and fracture of the filter.
If you or a loved one sustained a injury due to an IVC Filter you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact one of our experienced lawyers today. We are evaluating claims in Ohio and throughout the United States.
We handle claims involving the following types of IVC Filters:
- Bard Recovery IVC Filter
- Bard G2 IVC Filter
- Bard G2 Express / G2x Filter
- Cook Günther Tulip
- Cook Celect
- B Braun Tempofilter IVC filter
- Cordis OptEase IVC filter
- ALN IVC filter
- Rex Medical Option IVC filter
The FDA has received numerous adverse event reports related to IVC filters. On August 9, 2010, the FDA issued a safety communication concerning the risks of not removing the filters once the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) has subsided. The FDA has recommended that the filters be removed within 29-54 days.
Safety Risks of IVC Filters include the following:
- Filter migration, which can cause damage to internal organs
- The filter can perforate or erode into the inferior vena cava causing harm
- The filter can perforate other organs
- Parts of the filter can break off, which can damage the heart and lungs as the parts travel through the bloodstream
- The filter can become clogged with blood clots cutting off the flow of blood
- The filter many not be retrievable by a doctor
Many Bard IVC filter cases have been consolidated into a nationwide federal multdistrict litigation (mdl). Since this mdl may resolve numerous cases at any one time it is important to contact an attorney immediately if you or a loved one has been harmed by and IVC filter.
Please call us today at 440.248.8811 or fill out the contact form below for a free review of your claim.