IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege Device Maker Negligence

A Michigan IVC filter attorney notes that more than four hundred lawsuits are alleging a device maker manufactured inferior vena cava (IVC) filters that were unreasonably dangerous and that the company failed to warn patients of risks associated with the device. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims with the assistance of a Michigan IVC filter attorney.

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Report: Hundreds of Incidents of IVC Filter Complications Reported to the FDA

In over 400 lawsuits, plaintiffs are alleging that they suffered injuries and other damages as a result of receiving flawed IVC filters from Cook Medical. These devices, which are placed in the largest vein in the body to catch blood clots, have potential to tilt out of position, migrate or break, which can put patients at risk for complications such as perforations. As The Daily Hornet reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received hundreds of reports of such complications.

The risk of adverse outcomes may be especially high for people who receive temporary IVC filters, which are often left implanted longer than recommended. One study of two retrievable IVC filters from Cook Medical found that a substantial number exhibited functional issues after just two months. Every observed filter had caused perforations, and 85 percent had punctured the inferior vena cava. Furthermore, 40 percent of the filters had tilted, which could complicate or preclude the retrieval procedure.

Given these issues, the lawsuits allege that Cook Medical produced an unreasonably dangerous product. Furthermore, the plaintiffs contend that the company was negligent in failing to warn patients of the potential dangers associated with its filters, the website reported.

How a Michigan IVC Filter 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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