IVC Filter Claims
IVC Filters were designed to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery and by doing so prevent stroke and other life-threatening events. However, the following significant problems have been exposed.
- A study conducted by the New England Society for Vascular Surgery noted a 31% fracture rate in IVC filters. Most of the splinters found their way to patients? right ventricles of the heart.
- Another study conducted by Dr. Nicholson of York Hospital, showed that 25% of the group had splinters that broke off, most of which migrated to an end organ, such as the heart, lungs and the hepatic vein.
- The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine calculated that 40% of all IVC filters will fracture within 5.5 years of being implanted.
- A recent NBC News report has revealed 27 deaths and over 300 injuries have been linked to IVC blood clot filters.
Injuries & FDA Warnings
In both 2010 and 2014 the FDA recommended that IVC filters be removed from the body as soon as possible because of the following hazards:
Filter particles that break off and travel to:
- The heart, causing heart attacks.
- The brain, causing stroke.
- Components puncture internal organs and lodge into blood vessels.
- Dangerous internal movement.
- Other problems causing death.
The Manufacturers Knew the Product was Dangerous
The IVC filter manufacturers knew of the risks of defective IVC filters. These devices were not intended for permanent placement. Manufacturers made the devices retrievable so that doctors could remove the devices once the danger of blood clots or pulmonary embolism passed and the filters were no longer needed. However, the manufacturer requested that the device be approved as a permanent implant and now many people have been hurt.
IVC Claims & Compensation
If you had an IVC filter that caused health problems you may be entitled to significant compensation. It is important that you file as soon as possible. ACT NOW to file your claim by completing the form or call us at 1-800-378-4487.