An Alabama IVC filter lawyer notes that clinical analysis involving tens of thousands of patients suggests that inferior vena cava filters should not be used in patients who can undergo standard anticoagulation therapy and treatments. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of a Alabama IVC filter lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Alabama today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Alabama IVC filter lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: Devices Should Not Be Used in Patients Eligible for Standard Treatments
A clinical analysis involving vena cava filters and more than 85,000 patients admitted to hospitals for deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) over a five-year period has reportedly produced some important new information about the effects of the highly scrutinized device. According to TCDMD, the analysis suggests that the use of IVC filters likely does not reduce the risk of death or developing recurrent pulmonary embolism in patients with acute DVT, though the devices are frequently used to prevent blood-clotting among this population.
Furthermore, the analysis suggests that IVC filter use among this population can actually enhance embolic and thrombotic risks, adding support to the recommendations made by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. Both organizations contend that IVC filters should not be used on patients who are eligible for receiving other, more standard types of anticoagulation treatments.
How an Alabama IVC Filter Lawyer Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by defective IVC filters may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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