IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Over Serious Injuries, Complications

May 20, 2016

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who experienced complications after being implanted with a retrievable IVC filter made by Cook Medical or C.R. Bard.
What's Going On?
Patients and their loved ones are filing lawsuits saying the IVC filters caused serious injuries (and, in some cases, death) after the filters broke apart, fractured or migrated to other parts of the body.
Is There Any Proof?
One study published in the Annals of Surgery found that IVC filters implanted in trauma patients were actually associated with a higher risk for blood clots and did not increase survival rates.
What Injuries Have Been Connected to the Filters?
Hemorrhaging, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, organ/tissue/bowel punctures, and death, among others
How Could a Lawsuit Help Me?
You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses (in the event of death) and other damages.