The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device that is used to prevent blood clots and is implanted by experienced vascular surgeons. While this was supposed to prevent embolisms and unforeseen lumping of blood, the faulty nature of the IVC filters was intentionally concealed by the manufacturers. The lawsuit that ensued claims that the malfunctioning IVC filters have resulted in a high rate of injuries among the patients who were implanted with this device.What is the IVC Filter Lawsuit?
As these IVC filters turned out to be flawed, unmediated panic arose in the medical world. Patients were reported to be experience internal bleeding, excruciating pain and some instances of damage to organs were also found. Pittsburg product liability lawyers have argued that the manufacturers of this faulty medical tool did not warn the distributors, doctors, surgeons or patients about the higher risk rates of using the IVC filter. The lawsuit describes that the filter breaks after being surgically inserted inside patients. This resulted in the metal bits found in the IVC filter to move along the blood flow of the body, whereby increasing the risk of organ damage and internal bleeding. The Pittsburg IVC filter lawyers are accepting clients who had undergone this surgery and have faced any of the adverse effects.
Pittsburg IVC filter lawyers have also argued that the manufacturer of the medical device, C.R. Bard had hidden the correct results which proved the dangerous nature of the filter. The lawsuit also states that in order to obtain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the manufacturer had forged the signature of an employee on the application form.What are the Injuries and Side Effects of the IVC Filter?
Several instances of the IVC filter breaking and falling out have been reported by patients. The metal fragments can easily be set in motion through the blood stream and puncture veins or inflict serious injury to organs. The Pittsburg IVC filter lawyers have argued that there have been ironic cases of blood getting clotted in the very place this filter was inserted to prevent the clot. Following is list of common as well as severe injuries that can be caused by the IVC filter. In case you believe that you have faced any of this due to your IVC filter, seek immediate medical care from healthcare professionals.Common Injuries Caused by IVC Filters
- Sudden pain in chest
- Irregular heartbeats
- Internal bleeding
- Neck Pain
- Pulmonary embolism
If you have suffered through any of the injuries caused by the IVC filter, the Pittsburg product liability lawyers will seek the following compensations for you:
- Any medical expenditure incurred due to the IVC filter, both past and future.
- The mental and physical pain caused by the filter along with the expenditure on the treatment process.
- Any loss of wage or the ability to earn a livelihood in the past or the future because of the IVC filter.
- The loss of recreation and relaxation in life due to the IVC filter.
- Other punitive injuries if considered appropriate will also be covered as compensation
This medical tool was designed to ease the pain of ailing patients and it ended up causing more damage to them than they initially had. The Pittsburg IVC filter lawsuit lawyers argue that this device is likely to perforate or fracture the inferior vena cava which is the largest vein found in the body. Not less than ten thousand lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of this defective filter in the federal court by patients who claim to have faced the minor and major damages caused by it.
If you have undergone the surgery for IVC filters and experienced any of these injuries, reach out to the Logue Law Group. Contact us today and get the best possible compensation for the pain you suffered through.