may cause serious injuries.
Injuries Related to IVC Filters
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Tearing of the heart or lung tissues
- Migration or fracture of the device
- Pulmonary embolism
You May Be Entitled to Financial
- Medical bills
- Medical treatment
- Future surgeries
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Funeral expenses
- Other expenses
The FDA Has Warned of Safety Risks
IVC filters were designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots by trapping clots in the blood stream and preventing them from reaching the lungs.
Retrievable filters were originally approved by the FDA in 2003, although, since 2005, the FDA has received numerous reports of complications associated with IVC filters and released a warning stating that the device should be removed once a patients risk for blood clots subsides.