An Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is a tiny cone-shaped wire device which is implanted into the largest vein in the body in order to catch blood clots before they reach the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. When an IVC filter is not removed, the device can break apart, migrate to other areas of the body, perforate internal organs, and cause life-altering or deadly side effects.
While the normal course of treatment for blood clots is anticoagulant medication, people who are resistant to drugs such as Warfarin are usually implanted with an IVC filter. Once used on a temporary basis, lobbying from manufacturers has made them a more or less permanent medical device. Unfortunately, when left in the body for some time, these devices may dislodge and travel to other areas of the body, causing life-threatening obstructions.
Devices that were supposed to save lives are now causing deaths on account of their poor design and lack of adequate safety research.
C. R. Bard, Cordis Corporation and Cook Medical are the three major manufacturers of problem IVC filters. While these corporations rake in millions of dollars on a yearly basis, they do everything in their power to deny compensation to patients who were legitimately injured or lost their lives after using their products.
Our law firm doesn’t work for big pharma; quite the opposite. We only work on behalf of those who were harmed due to negligence. Our IVC filter lawsuit attorneys will fight for every penny that you deserve, and we’ll front all the costs to do so. If we don’t win your case, you literally never pay us a dime.
A JAMA Internal Medicine study in 2013 stated that only 10 percent of IVC devices were successfully removed, and 8 percent of patients still suffered blood clot complications regardless of the presence of the device. This begs the question of how safe these devices really are.
The FDA also chimed in back in 2010, saying that these devices should be removed anywhere between 29 to 54 days after their installation into the vein. This is, however, something that most doctors don’t adhere to, putting their patients in danger.
It was also found by a Cardiovascular Internal Radiology study that more than 40 percent of these devices tilted away from their initial position, questioning their efficacy with regard to stopping any blood clots originating from the legs.
Suffering due to a defective IVC filter? You deserve the best medical care as well as compensation for 100% of your losses. Please call the Dallas product liability attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today at (214) 651-6100 for your free consultation. Let us help you fight for what’s right!
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