IVC Filter And Blood Clot Filters
What Are IVC Filters?
IVC filters or blood clot filters are devices that are surgically placed in a vein called the inferior vena cava (IVC) to prevent blood clots from entering a person’s lungs. The device was designed with several prongs, which are intended to catch clots, preventing them from developing further in the body. However, the FDA has received hundreds of complaints about these products.
Some of the most common injuries reported include:
- Perforation of arteries, veins, and organs
- Heart Damage
- Lung Damage
- Internal Bleeding
- Pulmonary Embolisms
- Sudden Pain
IVC Filter Lawsuit
These adverse side-effects have caused patients to undergo additional surgeries to remove the filter and/or repair the damage these filters have done. As a result, hundreds of families have filed IVC filter lawsuits against the big medical companies that manufacture these devices, including:
- Bard IVC Filter
- Celect IVC Filter
- Cook IVC Filter
- Greenfield IVC Filter
In 2015, an investigation into IVC Filters found that at least 27 people had died as a result of the spider-shaped medical device. Many others were seriously injured.
Despite the known risks and side-effects, these devices are still commonly used by surgeons in the United States. An IVC Filter lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to remove these products from the market and make them safer for patients who may require them. If you or a loved one has suffered IVC filter complications or painful IVC filter side effects, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
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IVC Filter Attorney
Cellino & Barnes has an experienced IVC filter lawyer near you who is well-versed in the various IVC filter complications, and how they’ve impacted families across the nation. Our team can help you file an IVC filter lawsuit, which could help you recover compensation for any of the following:
- Additional Surgeries
- Doctor’s Visits
- Pain & Suffering
- Past & Future Disability
- Loss of Companionship
- Lost Wages At Work
- Transportation Costs
- And More
If you or your family has suffered due to IVC filter complications, you do not want to miss an IVC filter lawsuit deadline. Contact our team today for a FREE case evaluation.
Cellino & Barnes (800) 888-8888