IVC Filter Lawyer

The purpose of an IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter is to capture blood clots before they enter the heart, lungs, or brain. This is accomplished by inserting a spider-like wire device into the IVC, which is one of the major veins in the body that carries blood from the lower body to the heart. The filter captures the blood clot while allowing blood to continue flowing around the device. Ideally, the blood clot would eventually break down over time. IVC filters are commonly used in patients that are at high risk of pulmonary embolism and unable to take anticoagulant medication.

One of the main concerns of IVC filters is the high risk of fracturing. These filters can quickly break down into multiple pieces. These little pieces can then enter the bloodstream and have the ability to damage an internal organ and cause severe bleeding. Another common issue is blood clots forming where the filter was inserted. Other complications that can occur include:

  • Stroke
  • Device infection
  • Severe bleeding
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Migration
  • Death
  • And many more

The first IVC filter case was filed in 2012 against Bard manufacturers. Some of the most popular IVC filters include:

  • Bard Denali
  • Bard Eclipse
  • Bard G2 IVC Filter
  • Bard G2 Express / G2X Filter
  • Bard Meridian
  • Bard Recovery
  • Cook Gunther Tulip
  • Cook Celect
  • Cordis OptEase
  • Cordis TrapEase

If you or a loved one has experienced complications with IVC filters, call The Buckley Law Group today.

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