The personal injury lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP are investigating injury lawsuits on behalf of patients who have sustained injuries as a result of a defective inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. An IVC filter is a medical device that is used to filter blood clots from traveling from the veins of the leg or pelvis to arteries in the lungs and heart.
When an IVC filter malfunctions, patients may be at risk of sustaining serious, potentially fatal injuries, including severe and chronic pain in the chest or heart, pulmonary embolism, respiratory problems and death.
Defective IVC Filters
IVC filters are used when patients cannot be treated with other methods such as blood thinners. Up until recent years, IVC filters were not always permanent. In fact, in an effort to reduce the risk of serious complications associated with the device, some patients will have the IVC filter removed once the risk of the blood clot traveling to the heart or lungs is gone.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
Lawsuits have been filed against Bard for defects in the G2 IVC Filter System and the Recovery IVC Filter System, claiming that a manufacturing defect caused the filters to malfunction, resulting in serious injuries to the plaintiffs. In fact, medical studies show that some of the Bard IVC Filter Systems have broken down and fractured within the body.
Patients whose filters fracture inside the body are at risk of severe injuries if the fractured pieces migrate to the heart or lungs. Injuries may include:
- Cardiac/pericardial tamponade
- Chronic excruciating pain
- Perforation of vital tissue, vessels or organs
If you or someone you love has an IVC filter implanted in their body, it is important to pay attention to certain symptoms. If you begin to experience unexplained pain in the chest or heart, you should seek medical attention immediately to prevent further complications.
Experienced IVC Filter Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious IVC filter side effect , or if your loved one died, as a result of defective IVC filter, contact Chaffin Luhana LLP for experienced legal representation. Firm founders Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana have a proven record of success in handling cases involving defective medical devices, nationwide.
We are committed to helping injured victims and their families recover the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to and will work hard to get your case resolved as quickly as possible. To schedule a discussion about your IVC filter lawsuit claim, contact our IVC filter lawyers today toll-free at (888) 480-1123, or via email.