IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filter Litigation
Understanding IVC Filters and Their Purpose
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are medical devices designed to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. These filters, placed in the inferior vena cava, aim to catch thrombi (blood clots) originating from the lower parts of the body. They can be implanted either temporarily or permanently.
Various Manufacturers and Products
Numerous companies manufacture IVC Filters, with notable ones including C.R. Bard, Cook, Argon, and Cordis. Each of these manufacturers has different models of IVC filters, designed for various medical situations.
FDA Warnings and Associated Risks
The FDA has issued multiple warnings about the risks associated with IVC Filters. Known long-term risks include lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization, and organ perforation. These warnings highlight the potential dangers of these devices.
Legal Actions and Claims
Owing to these risks, many individuals have experienced adverse health effects, leading to a wave of legal claims against the manufacturers of IVC Filters. The lawsuits focus on the failure to adequately warn about these risks and the injuries sustained by patients.
The Levensten Law Firm’s Role in IVC Filter Cases
The Levensten Law Firm is actively involved in IVC filter litigation. The firm represents individuals who have suffered injuries due to IVC Filters, guiding them through the legal process of claiming compensation.
Contacting The Levensten Law Firm for IVC Filter Claims If you or someone you know has been affected by an IVC Filter, The Levensten Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss your legal options and the possibility of filing a claim.