Lawsuits: IVC Filters Susceptible to Life-Threatening Fractures

An IVC filter injury lawyer notes that the medical device used to prevent blood clots is reportedly causing widespread problems for patients. At the heart of some IVC filter lawsuits are allegations that devices are prone to IVC filter fracture, which can perforate other internal organs and cause potentially life-threatening complications. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries with the help of an IVC filter lawsuit attorney.

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IVC Filter Shifting May Lead to Perforated Internal Organs

A number of lawsuits alleging complications relating to the placement of an IVC filter device have been consolidated in U.S. District Court of Arizona, the same state in which the Bard Medical device is manufactured. According to ABC 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now urging the public to use the device only when other potential solutions prove ineffective, and only then for a limited time period.

A lawyer retained by one woman who suffered serious injuries after she was implanted with the device because of a blood condition claims the filter has a failure rate of 50 percent, a number the attorney claims was reported in the device maker’s own documents. Among the allegations raised by patients with the device is that it is prone to shifting within the body, which can cause it to puncture or perforate internal organs, causing a broad range of serious medical issues. One patient attributed the pain to the feeling of being stabbed in the stomach with a knife.

How an IVC Filter Injury 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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