IVC Filter Lawsuits Overview

The IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filter is a spider-like surgical implant designed to prevent blood clots from traveling to vital organs. When functioning properly, IVC Filters can be very useful and potentially life-saving devices. Unfortunately, the IVC filter device itself may cause potentially deadly complications.

Why Are There IVC Filter Lawsuits?

IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) is a major vein which carries blood from the lower body into the heart. An IVC filter is a spider-like wire device inserted into this vein in patients who are at high risk of pulmonary embolism. The IVC filter’s purpose is to prevent blood clots from entering the heart, lungs, or brain by catching the clots in the bloodstream and allowing them to break down over time. The filters often are used with patients who are not able to take anticoagulant medications (drugs which help prevent blood clots).

Some IVC filter products have been known to break apart (fracture), move, puncture, and result in significant retrieval complications. Perforation (puncturing) of important organs is common in cases where an IVC filter has broken, fractured, and/or moved. Retrieval of these filters is problematic, often requiring multiple surgeries.

Bard IVC Filter Complications In The News:

Potential IVC Filter Severe Complications:

IVC filter Side Effects May Include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Confusion
  • Heart Rhythm Problems
  • Hypotension
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Hemorrhaging or Internal Bleeding

In Severe Cases:

  • Death
  • Hemorrhaging (severe bleeding)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stroke
IVC Filter Side Effects Lawsuit

IVC Filter Lawsuit Free Consultation

If you or a loved one had an IVC Filter placed, and have suffered from severe complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the dangerous drug attorneys at Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm today for a free, confidential legal consultation to learn more about your options.  Why today?  Every state has maximum time limitations on when a claim must be filed (statutes of limitations). If a claim is not filed against the manufacturer within that time, the injured persons are forever prevented from bringing a claim against the companies who may have caused their injuries. Time is of the essence, so please submit the short form on this page or call us at 214-526-7900 today.

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