NBC News Coverage Highlights Ongoing IVC Filter Dangers
NBC’s ongoing coverage of IVC filters, a problematic medical device used by doctors to prevent blood clots, has highlighted the need for continued vigilance on behalf of clients injured by the device.
NBC’s latest installment in a multi-part series reveals that even after IVC filter manufacturer C.R. Bard redesigned the device due to increasing patient complications, the new version of the device has proven to be just as dangerous as the older model.
Consider these words from Dr. William Kuo, an interventional radiologist who runs Stanford Health Care’s IVC Filter Clinic, and specializes in removing failed blood clot filters:
“All of the data that we’ve seen in our own studies, as well as other clinician researchers’, is that this device consistently fractures, consistently causes major complications… The number of complications, the frequency of severe failures makes it obvious that it was never safe to be implanted.”
Bard’s Recovery and G2 series filters are no longer available. But with roughly a quarter-million people receiving IVC filters each year, thousands are already living with these bad devices.
The most common complications from IVC filters include:
- Pierced organs
- Torn blood vessels
- Device migration, malfunction or failure
If you or a loved one experienced one of these dangerous complications after receiving an IVC filter, the experienced medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys at GoldenbergLaw can help. Our defective medical device lawyers accept cases nationwide. Contact our attorneys online or by telephone to schedule your free case review: 612-436-5026.