Defective IVC Filter?‎
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Did you develop complications related to an IVC filter?
 You might be entitled to compensation.

IVC Filter Lawsuits

Former recipients of retrievable IVC filters – devices designed to capture blood clots before they enter the lungs – filed legal claims against manufacturers for poor design, manufacturing and failing to warn of risks. Faulty filters punctured veins, fractured and migrated to other parts of the body causing complications.

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If pieces of the IVC filter break and move to the heart or lungs, symptoms may include:

• Chest Pain

 • Confusion

 • Heart Rhythm Problems

 • Hypotension

 • Lightheadedness

 • Nausea

 • Neck Pain

 • Shortness of Breath

 • Hemorrhaging or Internal Bleeding

In severe cases, injuries can lead to:

• Death

 • Hemorrhaging (severe bleeding)

 • Pulmonary Embolism

 • Stroke

IVC Filter lawsuits are currently being filed

In conclusion, the IVC filter products are known to break apart (fracture), move, puncture, and result in significant retrieval complications. Perforation (puncturing) of important organs (such as the heart and lungs) is frequent in cases where an IVC filter has broken, fractured, and/or migrated (moved). Retrieval of these filters is often unsuccessful, requiring multiple surgeries.