IVC Filter Problems? Here’s How to Fight Back
IVC filters are used to treat blood clots and catch them before they reach the heart or lungs where they can be devastating and may even cause death. Additionally, because they are most often used in emergency situations, patients may not always be aware of the risks involved with the surgical procedure or with the IVC filter device.
First used in 1979, this device treats stroke victims, heart attack patients, patients unable to take anticoagulants, and patients with the potential to suffer from pulmonary embolisms. These conditions are often the result of an accident or traumatic injury. IVC filters are placed in the inferior vena cava (IVC), the largest vein in the body via a miniscule incision in the groin or neck.
New FDA reports suggest that leading manufacturers of this medical device may have hidden some of their risks from doctors. That’s why many patients are fighting back by filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of these devices. There’s no better way to stand up to those responsible for your suffering and to potentially earn well-deserved compensation that could help you with medical bills and other expenses. By holding these companies accountable for their actions, we are showing them that we won’t accept innocent people being injured by unsafe pharmaceuticals and medical devices.