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Lawsuits Involving Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters)
Reports have shown that a product meant to help people suffering threats of pulmonary emboli, called Inferior Vena Cava Filters, or IVC filters for short, can actually cause serious harm to those who have had the device implanted.
If you have received an IVC filter and suffered any kind of injuries or harm, contact our personal injury lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm right away. We can help you pursue financial compensation!
Why These Products Were Designed
IVC Filters were designed to help patients at risk for developing serious blood clots but are unable to consume blood thinner medications. These were sometimes used in patients with a-fib or atrial fibrillation. These products are implanted in the inferior vena cava, the main vessel that moves blood from the lower body to the heart. These devices are formed like miniature cages that trap the clot fragments to prevent them from traveling through the main vessel and into the heart or lungs where they can cause severe complications, and in the most serious cases, death.
These products are placed in patients who have a history of blood clots in the lower body region, as well as patients with the following conditions:
- Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis
- Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
- Trauma victims
- Immobile persons
- Persons who recently delivered a baby
- Persons who recently underwent surgery
- Patients being treated for a-fib or atrial fibrillation
How IVC Filters Can Cause Serious Injuries and Death
Recently, medical professionals have found that these products can cause serious injuries to patients for a number of reasons. For one, these devices can break apart, leaving fragments floating in the body that can become lodged somewhere, causing death. In addition, many find that a broken filter can cause damages due to the following:
- Device migration
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Difficulty removing the device
- Puncture of the inferior vena cavity
- Pulmonary embolism
Harmed By a Medical Device? The Carlson Law Firm Can Help You Pursue Justice
If you have sustained injuries due to any medical device, including an IVC filter, contact our product liability lawyers immediately. We can take the time to understand your case and put an aggressive team on your side of the courtroom. Our firm understands how difficult life can become when you are faced with such difficulties and can do everything in our power to help you pursue maximum financial compensation.