IVC Filter LawsuitIn August 2010, the FDA issued a warning to doctors, alerting them about the risk of problems with retrievable IVC filters, such as those manufactured by Cook and C.R. Bard. The agency indicated that the blood clot filters should be removed in many cases once the danger of a pulmonary embolism has passed. At least 900 adverse event reports have been received by the FDA involving complications from IVC filters. One of the most common complaints is of the filter, or a piece of the filter, breaking off and migrating through the patient’s body.
Has the government received reports of dangerous complications associated with IVC filters?
What are the risks associated with IVC filters?
Why are manufacturers legally responsible for injuries patients with IVC filters have suffered?
- The defendants failed to conduct appropriate testing, including human clinical testing, to determine how the devices actually functioned in the body once implanted and after remaining in the body for an extended period,
- Published medical studies have found numerous complications from prolonged presence of IVC filters including fracture, device migration, perforation of the vena cava wall, organ penetration, and increased risk for venous thrombosis,
- To reduce the risks of life-threatening complications from retrievable ICV filters, it is necessary to remove them, which requires invasive surgery and often is unsuccessful,
- The defendants misrepresented the risks associated with retrievable ICVs and failed to issue appropriate safety warnings to patients and physicians.
What types of legal claims may patients bring against IVC filter makers for their injuries?
What recovery will I receive?
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