Lawsuits: Temporary IVC Filters Could Put Patients at Risk

A Kentucky IVC filter lawyer notes that over 750 people who received temporary inferior vena cava filters to prevent blood clots are now seeking damages from the makers of these devices, claiming that the filters were dangerously flawed. In some cases, many of these complications may stem from the design features that make these filters easy to retrieve. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of a Kentucky IVC filter lawsuit attorney.

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Design of Retrievable Filters May Increase Risk of Failure

Patients who suffered injuries as a result of receiving retrievable inferior vena cava blood clot filters have now filed more than 700 lawsuits against Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and other manufacturers of the devices. The complaints allege that the companies should have known that the filters could cause various serious complications when used as intended, according to The Daily Hornet. As the same source notes, retrievable IVC filters are designed to be weaker than permanent filters, which may significantly increase their risk of failure.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that doctors remove temporary IVC filters as soon as possible after implantation, but unfortunately, this follow-up procedure is never performed in some cases. This can put patients at risk for serious complications, including filter migration, damage to nearby organs or outright failure of the device. Some patients have also reported issues with blood clots, which the filters are intended to prevent. Sadly, as the lawsuits allege, many patients are never advised of these serious health risks before they receive the filters.

How a Kentucky 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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