IVC filters, allegedly designed to stop blood clots, can break off and migrate into the heart, lungs and other vital organs. IVC filters can cause fatal injuries. The medical literature shows a significant statistical rate of IVC – Inferior Vena Cava – filter failure, fracture, device migration, embolization (movement of the filter or fractured fragments to the heart or lungs), perforation of the IVC, and other problems.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has reported that IVC blood clot filters show evidence of harm with no evidence of benefit. Bard Recovery IVC filters may even be fatally flawed. An IVC Filter Lawsuit Lawyer may be able to help with a free legal consultation if you or someone you know has been implanted with an IVC filter.
IVC filters most often seen in the litigation include the Bard Recovery filter, Bard G2 filter, Bard G2 Express filter, Cook Gunther Tulip filter, Cook Celect filter, Rex Medical Option filter. Other troublesome IVC blood clot filters include the Bard Eclipse, Bard Merdian, Bard Denali IVC.
If you or a loved one have an IVC filter implanted, you should take action to determine whether or not the particular filter has migrated, fractured, or may have already caused damage to your vital organs.
Call Johnson & Lapham LLC today at 513-536-6000 to discuss your possible IVC filter lawsuit.
Fracture of the IVC Filter can cause:
• Perforation or puncture of the IVC
• Serious damage to the heart
• Damage to the Lungs or Vena Cava
• Internal Bleeding
• Cardiac or Pericardial Tamponade
• Ventricle Tachycardia
• Lower Limb DVT
• Hematoma or Nerve Injury at the Puncture Site
• Constant and Severe Pain in the Heart, Chest, elsewhere
• Pulmonary Embolism