An IVC filter is a metal, cage-like device that is surgically inserted into a patient's inferior vena cava, the vein that transports blood into the heart and lungs. This device is commonly recommended for patients with a heightened risk of blood clots and who are unable to take blood thinning medication. Intended to save lives by capturing blood clots before they enter the lungs, the device has instead caused serious side effects and adverse reactions in patients. The longer the device is implanted, the more serious the complications.
If you have suffered complications from any type of IVC filter, contact Gowan Elizondo. We have a team of experienced product liability attorneys who are ready to review your claim and help you fight for full and fair compensation from negligent manufacturers.
The FDA has received numerous complaints regarding the device's high failure rates and tendency to malfunction. Despite an FDA safety alert in 2010, many users have already suffered from serious injuries due to the device.
Manufacturers C.R. Bard and Cook Medical have been the subject of numerous IVC filter lawsuits, many of which claim the manufacturers were negligent in designing the device and failed to warn of defects.
IVC filters that are prone to failures include:
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