IVC Filters are cage shaped metallic medical devices inserted into the largest vein of the human body to trap blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs.
These filters are generally placed in patients who are at risk for pulmonary embolism (PE) specially for those who cannot tolerate the anticoagulant therapy.
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters are often not removed due to poor clinical follow up or because of failed retrieval procedure. This has caused several complications and the victims filed for ivc filter lawsuit post such complications.
The complications such as filter migration, penetration of the IVC struts, and filter fracture are some of the most commonly reported side effects of the defective devices.
The FDA was prompted to issue a safety alert in 2010 requesting the removal of retrievable inferior vena cava filters once they are clinically found to be no longer necessary. The FDA updated their initial safety communication in May 2014 which included the study from the new research citing how patients experienced health complications from the defective filter complications.
- Filter Fracture
- Penetration and Perforation
- VTE after IVC Filter Implantation
- IVC Thrombosis and Stenosis
- Post-Thromobotic Syndorme
While claiming an ivc filter lawsuit, certain factors influence the compensation for these claims. These include, but not limited to, type of IVC filter, severity of injury, length of time of implant, age and cardiac health condition prior to implant. Many individual and class-action IVC filter lawsuits have been charged against the manufacturing companies such as Cook Medical Inc.
Based on the product liability case, the victims can claim for:
- expenses of the ongoing medical treatments
- loss of wages and the decreased ability to work
- compensation for pain and suffering
- damage awards for emotional trauma
- funeral cost
All those who have suffered from the complications of a faulty IVC filter implant can file for lawsuits. To understand whether their case is eligible for financial compensation, get in touch with the team of ivcfilterlitigation.info.