IVC Filter Injury Lawsuits

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Lawsuits 

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is a spider-like surgical implant designed to prevent blood clots from traveling to vital organs. When working properly, IVC filters are very useful and potentially life saving devices. Unfortunately, the IVC filter device itself may cause potentially deadly complications. IVC filter probelms may include:

  • Filter migration
  • Filter fracture
  • Filter perforation
  • IVC filter has tilted
  • IVC filter cannot be retrieved
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Death

Failure often times requires surgery to remove the device, in addition to treating the serious injury caused by the device. In some cases, a problematic IVC filter cannot be removed at all. There is an unacceptably high fail rate associated with certain IVC filters.

Last year, the FDA advised doctors to limit the time they keep the IVC filters inside their patients.

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Have you had complications with your IVC filter?
Were you told your IVC filter could not be removed?
Have you had an IVC filter for an extended period of time?
Was an IVC filter involved in your loved ones death?

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to IVC filter complications. If you would like to setup a free consultation with our office to discuss your situation, contact us at 877-544-5323.

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IVC Filter News & Info

  • You won’t believe what French scientists discovered about IVC filters

    A team of French scientists followed 400 people who were at high risk for pulmonary embolism for nearly a decade. About half the patients were on some kind of blood thinner medication, while the others received anticoagulants and an IVC filter. The results? After two years, there was no discernible difference in mortality rate between the Continue Reading →

  • Public at risk of shocking side effects when using IVC filters

    A South Dakota woman has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the IVC filter she’d had implanted to prevent embolism. This decision comes after discovering the filter had become lodged in an internal organ – and considered to be irretrievable. The IVC filter has been known to cause problems with long term use, so Continue Reading →

  • IVC Lawsuits Pile Up Following FDA Warning

    If you have an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter implanted, the FDA highly recommends that it be removed as soon as medically possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this warning following nearly a thousand adverse event reports from patients with IVC filters. IVC Filters Left in Patients Too Long What many patients – and even Continue Reading →

  • Migrating IVC Filters Increase DVT Risk

    A new study shows a link between unretrieved IVC filters and deep vein thrombosis. IVC filters are designed to prevent pulmonary embolism, but many times are not removed after they’ve done their job. This was thought to be harmless, as many of the pharmaceutical companies behind the medical device did not warn physicians of the Continue Reading →

  • IVC Filters May Do More Harm Than Good

    A new study from the University of Michigan has revealed that IVC filters, popularly used to prevent blood clots, do not actually provide any additional benefit over patients who did not use the device. This revelation will resonate with the families of the hundreds of patients who have died because of their filter breaking apart Continue Reading →

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