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If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to an IVC filter - or if you have lost a loved one - our personal injury attorneys at Schneider Hammers are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. We are currently accepting cases nationwide!
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Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are medical devices that were designed to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. However, the problem that many patients have faced with this device is that it can become so deeply embedded that they can no longer be removed. Other issues include left behind shards, punctured organs, and other serious injuries.
Dangers Lurking Behind IVC Filter Usage
Some of the most prominent IVC filter manufacturers are Bard, Cook, and Argon Medical Devices. We often see these companies focusing more on their revenue than the safety of their devices or the health of patients. If you have encountered any of these side effects, seek medical and legal help:
- Fractured pieces that puncture the heart, lungs, or inferior vena cava
- Migration of the device
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Punctured organs, veins, or tissues
- Blood clots clogging the filter
- Inability to remove the filter
- Constant chest pain
- Respiratory problems
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Fluid forming around the heart (cardiac tamponade)
- Shards left in the organs
Others problems that patients have faced with IVC filters include migration of the device to other parts of the body and blood clots in the lower extremities. Inadequate devices and/or negligence in the manufacturing of the device, can often be blamed in these types of cases. Either the device has not been fully tested to discover safety issues or there is a deficiency in design or production.
In some cases, we may investigate further into whether or not these companies were aware of the dangers and whether or not they knowingly or negligently put patients at risk. Whatever the case may be, identifying negligence should be left up to the expertise of an Atlanta injury attorney who knows how to navigate complex medical device cases.
Do not wait! Speak with Our Legal Team Today
Schneider Hammers is currently helping many clients in IVC filter litigation cases and is involved in the process to move these cases to multidistrict. If you were injured or harmed by this device, do not let another second pass without seeking qualified legal representation. We can review your case, bring it to court if necessary, and fight to recover financial compensation to pay for the costs of the injuries and suffering caused to you.