Top Three IVC Filter Side Effects

Interior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are cage-like metallic medical devices used for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) in adult patients who cannot take blood thinners. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, since their release in 2000 have been a accepted choice amongst patients and physicians to treat PE. Nevertheless, there are plethora of negative reports filed against the manufacturing companies stating their negligence in the quality of the product.

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The IVC filter complications which have most commonly been reported include:

  • Embolization– It is the medical condition when the faulty part of the IVC filter breaks and migrate to an unintended location of the body. It has been studied to be one of the most common ivc filter complications. It often happens that these flexible struts separate themselves from the actual location move around the neighboring areas of the bloodstream and settle in different parts of the body causing pain, difficulty in movement and more. What makes it dangerous is on the way of the migration, these broken struts can cause the nerve or the organ wall to puncture and bleed internally.
  • IVC Filter Thrombosis: blood clots may be formed within the faultily designed IVC filters and can lead to a subform of pulmonary embolism. It is symbolized by lower back pain, painful swellings, and sudden inflammation.
  • Abdominal or back pain– a defective IVC filter can cause persistent back pain as when the part of a support rod breaks off from its intended position, it moves all through the body and settles in unwanted position hampering the normal functionality of the organ. The struts often migrate to different parts of the abdomen rupturing the thin nerve walls and the organ walls.

Understanding the complications associated with the IVC filter implant is a matter of expertise and if you want to file for the damage awards for the undue pain and losses, you need to speak to an expert. Visit the team of or dial 1 (855) 631- 1338 to get a free, legal and confidential consultation on the matter. Speak up against the fraudulent pharmaceutical companies and make your voice matter!

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