Warning:
IVC Filters

may cause serious injuries.

IVC filters are small devices inserted into the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and are frequently placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolisms when anti-coagulants cannot be used.

Injuries Related to IVC Filters
Include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Blood clotting
  • Tearing of the heart or lung tissues
  • Migration or fracture of the device
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke
  • Death

You May Be Entitled to Financial
Compensation For:

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an IVC Filter?

IVC filters are small devices inserted into the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs, and are frequently placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolisms when anti-coagulants cannot be used.

Do I have an IVC Filter claim?

If you have received an IVC Filter and suffered injuries as a result, it’s best to contact a lawyer to discuss your options. Individuals who experienced complications or injuries may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills and treatment, physical therapy, lost wages, and other expenses that resulted from difficulties related to the IVC Filter.

What are the injuries related to IVC Filters?

Injuries may include internal bleeding, blood clotting, tearing of the heart or lung tissue, migration or fracture of the device, pulmonary embolism, stroke or death. Since 2005, the FDA has received numerous reports of complications associated with IVC filters and recommends the device be removed once the patients risk of a dangerous blood clot subsides.

What filters are prone to failure?

There are 5 main filters that present a higher risk of failure according to various studies: Bard Recovery, Bard G2, Bard G2 Express, Cook Gunther Tulip, Cook Celect

How can AkinMears help?

AkinMears understands that injuries related to an IVC Filter present a burden for a patient and their family, so we work diligently to attain the best possible results for our clients. Our legal team makes it a priority to keep the claims process as convenient as possible because we understand your time is valuable. A case evaluation is always free and confidential, and our IVC filter staff is ready to help.

Know Your Rights.

For over thirty combined years, our legal team has successfully helped thousands of victims and families. If you or a loved one was injured by an IVC filter or other blood clot device, call us at 877.534.5750 or fill out the form above for a free consultation.