IVC Filter Lawsuit Injury Attorney
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Patients who are not able to take blood-thinning drugs because of a prior serious injury often turn to IVC filters to prevent blood clots from traveling to the brain, heart, and lungs. These small filters are implanted into the vena cava, the largest vein in the body, in order to filter the blood coming from the lower body to the heart. These implants can be either permanent or temporary, depending on the patient’s needs. Over 1,000 reports of IVC filter problems have been provided to the FDA in just over 10 years.
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Problems Caused by IVC Filters
The longer than an IVC filter is left inside a patient, the more likely that negative side effects will occur. Unfortunately, IVC filters have high fracture rates. The The device itself or fragments from fractured filters can migrate or move through the body and cause catastrophic injuries.
- If fractured, an IVC filter can lead to the following:
- Internal bleeding
- Fluid buildup
- Vein closure, blockage, or perforation
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower limbs
- Wrongful death
In addition, the fracture of an IVC filter makes its removal that much more difficult.