IVC Filter Lawsuits
Potential IVC Filter Complications & Side Effects
An IVC filter is a cage-like device that is implanted in the large vein in the abdomen in people who are at risk of developing blood clots or have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The IVC filter is implanted to catch blood clots that have broken up and are traveling in the blood stream before they reach the heart or lungs and potentially lead to serious complications. Due to hundreds of reports of unwanted side effects and complications, the FDA has recommended that doctors remove the IVC filter once the threat of blood clots has disappeared.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following complications due to an IVC filter, please contact us today:
- Detached device components (called embolization)
- Filter migration (movement)
- Filter Fracture (broken/damaged)
- Filter perforation of the inferior vena cava
IVC Filters Subject of FDA Safety Alert
A 2010 safety alert from the FDA warned physicians and clinicians about the risks associated with IVC filters remaining implanted in patients after the risk of pulmonary embolism and blood clots had lessened. The FDA had received almost one thousand adverse event reports in a five year span and issued the safety alert to notify doctors of the risks of leaving an IVC filter implanted in a patient who no longer needed it.
AFFECTED BY AN IVC FILTER?
Are You Eligible for an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by an IVC Filter. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-804-4022 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file an IVC Filter lawsuit may be limited.