An inferior vena cava filter or IVC Filter is a filter that is placed inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary emboli. The first IVC Filters were approved by the FDA in 2003. The filters are inserted through the blood vessels. These IVC Filter are designed to be later removed from the body. The filters almost look like a metal spider. The FDA has advised that IVC Filters should be removed as soon as the risk of Pulmonary emboli subsides. The medical community agrees, as long term IVC Filters can fracture and enter vital organs causing death. The major manufacturer of IVC Filters is C.R. Bard. The FDA released it's warning advising that IVC Filters may break off in 2010. The FDA recieved nearly 1,000 adverse reports regarding IVC Filter. For some reason, some patients have kept IVC Filter in the body for years which can cause dangerous injuries and in some cases death.
There have multiple lawsuits filed citing a failure to warn against these dangerous IVC Filter side effects. In a typical situation a patients is implanted with these IVC Filter when other alternative solutions have failed. Many people turn to IVC Filter in a effort improve health as a saftey precaution from dangerous blood clots, however the solution of IVC Filter may cause dangerous life threatening side effects.
If you or a love one has suffered injuries from IVC Filters you may be entitled to compensation. Our IVC Filter lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means they only get paid if you get paid. Every state is different in terms of the statue of limitations, so you should contact a IVC filter lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. Complete the free IVC filter lawsuit evaluation to the right to have our IVC filter legal team review your information today. Or contact us at 888-236-4949 to speak with IVC Filter lawyer regarding your claim.
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