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IVC filter complication and Injuries

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Sheller PC is currently reviewing potential lawsuits stemming from inferior vena cava or IVC filters, small wire devices used to treat and prevent blood clots. Patients from all over the United States, including Pennsylvania, are suing manufacturers of IVC filters after suffering severe and life-threatening complications. The filters can break, tilt, migrate inside the body,  puncture a vein or organ, or become embedded.  More than 3,240 lawsuits have been filed. The Sheller law firm is currently reviewing potential lawsuits stemming from inferior vena cava or IVC filters, small wire devices used to treat and prevent blood clots. Patients from all over the United States, including Pennsylvania, are suing manufacturers of IVC filters after suffering severe and life-threatening complications. The filters can break, tilt, migrate inside the body,  puncture a vein or organ, or become embedded.  More than 3,240 lawsuits have been filed.

 

What is an IVC Filter?

An IVC filter, also known as a blood clot filter, is a small wire implant designed to catch blood clots and prevent them from traveling to the heart and lungs. They are used in patients who cannot take anticoagulants (blood thinners) and are at risk for pulmonary embolisms.

 

Five  specific products manufactured by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical have been identified in lawsuits:

 

The Bard Recovery filter-The Bard G2 filter-The Bard G2 Express filter-The Cook Gunther Tulip filter-The Cook Celect filter

They have also been referred to as: The Bard Recovery filter; Bard G2 filter;  Bard G2 Express filter; The Cook Gunther Tulip filter; and the Cook Celect filter. Other IVC filters causing problems include the Bard Eclipse, Bard Merdian, and Bard Denali.

 

These devices designed to prevent harmful blood clots can cause even more deadly complications. These complications may result in the need for additional surgeries, long-term harm, or even death. IVC filters were originally intended for short-term use. However, many patients learn that their filter cannot be safely removed. The filter may have moved or shifted, punctured a vein wall, or become embedded, making it impossible to remove. The longer your filter remains in place, the greater your chances of experiencing a complication

 

If you or a loved one has suffered due to an IVC filter complication, contact Jamie Sheller Esq.  at Sheller PC for a FREE consultation at 1-800-883- 2299