IVC Filters are associated with serious complications, like damaging veins and failing to stop blood clots from bypassing the device. Potential risks can occur when a device breaks apart and migrates to another area of the body.
Those affected are claiming they experienced any of the below injuries:
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are placed in patients who have a history of or are at risk of developing blood clots in the legs, including patients: diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). with pulmonary embolus.
In general, complications can be divided into three categories: procedural complications, including those related to both venous access and filter deployment; delayed complications, including filter fracture, migration, IVC thrombosis, and recurrent PE; and complications of filter retrieval after implantation of temporary IVC filters. Other complications include but are not limited to Malposition, Migration, Thrombosis, Perforation, Pulmonary Embolism, Infection, and Irretrievable Devices.
If you or a loved one has experienced a side effect as a result of the use of an IVC Filter you may be entitled to compensation. There are typically time limits that affected consumers have to file a claim, and there’s no cost to see if you’re one of the thousands of people eligible to participate.