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IVC Filter Lawsuit

IVC Filter

IVC Filters

IVC filters, which is short for Inferior Vena Cava filters, are cone-shaped and have legs that extend to intercept and trap blood clots. IVC filters, also known as greenfield filters, are usually implanted in patients who are at risk of developing a pulmonary embolism or blood clot in the lungs.

Complications with IVC Filters

In April 2003, Bard introduced the Recovery IVC filter. As a result of several reports of broken filters, Bard redesigned the device and released the Bard G2 IVC filter in October 2005. This model was meant to be more resistant to fractures than its predecessor, but has now been the subject of numerous reports of IVC filter fracture and migration.

Side Effects

Many patients have reported experiencing serious problems, including:

  • Heart or Lung Perforation
  • Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion or Other Hemorrhage
  • Cardiac Tamponade or Pericardial Pamponade
  • Punctured Vena Cava
  • Filter Fracture or Filter Migration

Consult a Doctor on Medical Issues

Our law firm does not intend, by this web site or otherwise, to dissuade anyone from taking medication without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor, not your lawyer, on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Invokana make it the right choice for them.

If you or a loved one suffered complications from an IVC filter, please contact us today.