New Research Suggests an Increased IVC Filter Clot Risk

An IVC filter injury attorney notes new research suggesting patients should rely on the use of anticoagulant medications before they turn to IVC filters. IVC filters allegedly increase the risk of injury in many patients, and that they allegedly do not actually reduce one’s risk of future pulmonary embolism, contrary to popular belief. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims with the assistance of an IVC filter attorney.

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Physicians Urged to Use Device Only When Other Methods Fail

Physicians have relied on IVC filters to help prevent blood clots in patients suffering from pulmonary embolism for some time now, with the hope that the device will prevent reoccurrences of the condition. However, Health Canal reports that new research done by the UC Davis Health System indicates that the filter does nothing to reduce one’s chances of developing future pulmonary embolisms, and that it may actually increase the risk of blood clots among patients meeting certain criteria.

As a result of the research, some members of the medical community are urging physicians to use the device only when other treatment methods, such as the use of anticoagulants, prove ineffective. The same recommendation was already made by the American College of Chest Physicians, an organization that also advises IVC filters be used only when prescription blood thinners fail, and then only for patients with newly diagnosed blood clots. The research involved analyzing the one-year outcomes of roughly 85,000 acute pulmonary embolism patients admitted to California hospitals within a five-year span.

How an IVC Filter Injury Attorney 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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