Inferior vena cava filters, or IVC filters, are medical devices that are inserted into the body to prevent blood clots from causing a pulmonary embolism. Usually, these devices are used for patients who are unable to take traditional blood thinning medication. Recently, there has been concern over serious complications alleged to be caused by these devices. One of these complications is the risk of vena cava perforation. It is believed that regular breathing and aortic palpitations can cause the IVC filter to fracture, or move from its intended location. When this happens, the device can puncture the walls of other nearby organs, including the inferior vena cava.
Internal damage from IVC filters is often not immediately noticed, however, is a large cause for concern. When the device moves, it may no longer be able to prevent blood clots from causing pulmonary embolism. Additionally, internal bleeding and further complications can result from organ puncture. In some cases, additional surgeries and hospital stays are required. This can be extremely expensive and keep patients from returning to work, or performing every day activities. Lawsuits against IVC filter manufacturers seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as physical and psychological damages.
If you or a loved one has recently received an IVC filter implantation and experienced vena cava or other organ perforation, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the makers of the device. Several lawsuits have already been filed and many more are expected to follow in the coming months. Our skilled legal team can speak with you about your situation and decide whether you can pursue a claim. Settlements in these cases are expected to be substantial.
Our IVC Filter Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an IVC filter. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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Our IVC filter lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
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We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing IVC filter lawsuit claims.