San Diego Mass Tort Law Firm Protecting the Rights of Injured Patients
Medical professionals treated many people who were at risk of blood clots by surgically implanting inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. As blood traveled from the legs to the heart, it had to pass through the IVC filter, which would catch any clots before they reached the lungs. The filters were seen as an effective alternative to taking anticoagulants or other medications.
After some time, many patients began reporting complications from IVC filters, some of which were life-threatening. By 2010, the FDA received many reports of the filters fracturing, migrating, perforating the inferior vena cava, and more. Injured patients began taking legal action against the medical device manufacturers, seeking compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you or a family member suffered serious complications from an IVC filter, you may have important legal rights, and the Benner Law Firm can help. Call today to discuss your situation for free.
IVC Filter Complications
IVC filter can fracture or move, often getting lodged in the inferior vena cava. This can cause serious injuries and may prevent doctors from ever removing the device. Some serious complications include:
- Blood clot clogging the filter
- Air embolisms
- Cardiac tamponade
- Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
The device can result in side effects or can fail completely, often requiring extensive medical care, subsequent surgeries, and a long period of recovery. Tragically, some people suffer fatal complications leaving family members with tragic emotional and financial losses.
Call for a Free Consultation with an IVC Filter Lawyer
The Benner Law Firm represents clients injured by dangerous medical devices and medications. We handle complicated class action lawsuits and understand how to take on large pharmaceutical giants. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 619.595.6795 today.