Intravenous Vena Cava Filters are small wire, cage-like structures which are surgically placed in the inferior vena cava, which is a large blood vessel carrying blood from the lower body back to the heart. The purpose of these filters is to trap and break up any substantial blood clots that might have formed in the lower extremities of the body (most often in the legs or the pelvic region) and then travel through the blood vessels to other areas of the body.
Numerous adverse incidents (See: Reports of Bard Recovery fracture) have been reported with these filters. The problems include:
All patients with an IVC Filter should be monitored regularly to determine if the device is still intact and functioning properly. Many people are unaware that their IVC filter has either dislodged from its original placement or parts of it have broken off (fractured) and moved (migrated) to another location in the body, possibly lodging in the heart or the lungs.
The FDA has issued multiple warnings regarding these medical devices with the most recent being on 5/6/14 and 7/23/15. Several studies have suggested the filters were not effective at helping patients and that the substantial risks of a potential problem greatly outweighed any possible benefit. Lawsuits have already been filed, some have successfully settled, and more cases are pending. The Ruth Law Team is currently accepting cases involving IVC filter failure. We have extensive experience handling claims against medical device manufacturers for faulty products. You may be entitled to significant compensation if you or a loved one has experienced the failure of an IVC filter and the accompanying health issues.
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