Experienced IVC Filter Attorneys
We Represent the Rights of Individuals Who Have Been Injured by IVC Filters
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are medical devices that are intended to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and blood clots. Over 260,000 patients in the United States have received IVCs, and many of them have suffered significant medical complications. In many cases, victims may be entitled to significant compensation for their losses. To speak to an IVC filter about your case at no cost to you, call Mike Love & Associates, LLC today at (832) 871-5020 or contact us online. With our no-win no-fee guarantee, you will never pay anything for legal representation unless we successfully recover a settlement or award on your behalf.
Some of the IVC filter models that have been linked to adverse events include the following:
- Bard Recovery: Retrievable Filter
- Bard G2
- Bard G2 Express
- Argon Option ELITE Retrievable Filter
- Cook Gunther Tulip: Retrievable filter
- Cook Celect: Retreiveable filter
- Bard Denali
- Bard Meridian
- Bard Eclipse
IVC Filter Lawsuits:
Thousands of Lawsuits have now been filed against several IVC filter manufactures alleging that the filters (as designed) often cause more harm than good. There have been numerous reports and complaints of IVC filters fracturing, tilting, migrating from the implant site, perforating the vein wall and/or breaking apart. Cases have been filed against Boston Scientific (Greenfield), C.R. Bard (Recovery and G2 Express), Cook Medical and others. Defective design claims against IVC manufacturers include:
- The IVC filters were defectively manufactured creating an unreasonable risk of metal fatigue, weakening, and failure
- The IVC filters carry an unreasonable risk of fracture
- The IVC filters carry an unreasonable risk of perforating the patient’s veins and organs (including the heart and lungs)
- The IVC filters have an unreasonable risk of migrating from the implantation site to other parts of the body (including the heart, lungs, and brain)
- The IVC filter manufacturers failed to warn doctors and patients of known risks and dangers related to the filters
IVC Filters Injuries
Numerous injuries have been reported to be caused by defective IVC filters including:
- IVC filter migration to different parts of the body
- Punctured organs, including the heart, lungs, and vena cava
- Fracturing IVC filters
- IVC perforation
- Hemorrhaging or internal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Heart rhythm problems
- Nausea and lightheadedness
FDA Notes IVC Filters Complications
The United States Food & Drug Administration has been aware of the risks associated with IVC filters for some time, and now recommend that the devices be removed as soon as the patient does not need protection from pulmonary embolism. The agency has received hundreds of reports of adverse events related to IVC filters.
IVC Filter Victims Can Often Recover Significant Compensation
People who have suffered an IVC filter injury often incur significant medical expenses, lose income from not being able to work, have decreased quality of life, and experience significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. Fortunately for victims, there is often substantial compensation available for these and any other losses they experience because of the IVC filter. In addition, people who have lost loved ones due to IVC filter injuries can often recover compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device.
Call Mike Love & Associates, LLC, to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an IVC Filter Attorney – You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Claim, So Call Today
If you or a loved one has been injured by an IVC filter, it’s critical that you speak to an attorney as soon as you can. The experienced IVC filter lawyers of Mike Love & Associates, LLC, are dedicated to helping victims recover the compensation they deserve and fight for the maximum available recovery in each case we handle. We offer completely free, no-obligation consultations and will never collect legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule your case evaluation with an experienced IVC filter attorney, call our office right now at (832) 871-5020 or send us an email through our online contact form.
What Should You Do if You Have an IVC Filter but Haven’t Yet Suffered any Complications?
If you currently have an IVC filter but are not experiencing complications, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible to determine if you still need the device. Be sure to tell your doctor about any symptoms you have experienced that could be a complication related to the IVC filter. Finally, you should know that there have been many cases of IVC filters tilting, breaking, or migrating and creating a significant danger to the patient – even when the patient has no symptoms or warning that there is a problem. You have the right to request your doctor order medical testing and scans to determine if your IVC filter has failed or migrated from the surgical implantation site. Attorneys with Mike Love & Associates LLC can also help you arrange for medical scanning to help determine if your IVC filter has failed. Remember, there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, so it’s always better to seek legal help sooner rather than later. Because we offer completely free consultations, you have nothing to lose by talking to one of our IVC filter attorneys today at (832) 871-5020.