An IVC Filter Caused Me Harm. Now What?
For over a decade, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been receiving complaints that malfunctions have occurred after patients received retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These filters are implanted in patients that may be at risk of developing blood clots. The filter is essentially designed to catch blood clots – preventing them from migrating to a patient’s lungs or heart, which can lead to a stroke or even death.
While IVC filters are intended to protect a patient from further harm, they have actually been found to cause horrible injuries. In some cases, these injuries have been fatal. IVC filters can malfunction, move, or break, causing any of the following to occur in a patient:
- Organ perforation
- Blood vessel puncture
- Pieces of the filter migrate and damage another part of the body
- Filter malfunction due to breakage
Any of these problems can lead to corrective surgeries, pain, suffering, and even wrongful death in the worst of cases.
At GoldenbergLaw, our defective product attorneys can help you and your family get compensation for your suffering. We can help you hold the IVC filter manufacturers, including C.R. Bard and Cook Group, Inc., responsible for what has happened to you and get you financial restitution. We have the experience you need and the tenacity you want when going up against a large pharmaceutical company. We will review your case for free, so please don’t hesitate to call us today at 612-436-5026.