Cook IVC filter side effects are at issue in lawsuits filed against the company. Over 100 lawsuits allege that complications with the devices cause organ damage and put patients at risk for embolisms. Affected patients are seeking compensation for their injuries with the help of an IVC filter attorney.
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Plaintiffs Claim IVC Filter Side Effects Include Perforated Veins and Organ Damage
Patients who reportedly sustained injuries after receiving inferior vena cava (IVC) blood clot filters from Cook Group Inc. have now filed more than 100 lawsuits against the company. According to The Indianapolis Business Journal, the plaintiffs claim that Cook’s IVC filter side effects include drifting out of position, falling apart or perforating the surrounding vein. These failings can produce complications such as organ damage and even leave patients at risk for embolism, which is the health issue that IVC filters are designed to address.
Cook states that its devices are generally safe and that responsibility for any injuries lies with the medical professional who implanted each filter. Each year, doctors across the U.S. implant roughly 200,000 IVC filters to protect patients from blood clots and pulmonary embolisms. Given these high rates of use, experts believe that many more people may eventually file lawsuits for injuries or wrongful deaths resulting from the use of defective IVC filters, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
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.
Patients who are injured by IVC filters may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications related to a defective IVC Filter, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe complications from IVC filter side effects, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Cook IVC filter attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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