IVC Filter Lawyer
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters were originally designed to help improve the health of patients at risk of dangerous blood clots traveling to their lungs. However, the Federal Drug Administration has received multiple reports of IVC filters malfunctioning and causing victims serious complications, injury, or even death.
If you’ve suffered complications due to a malfunctioning IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. The Mass Tort Litigation team with The Advocates is ready to help you obtain maximum compensation for your case. Our attorneys are experts at litigating IVC filter injury claims. The Advocates has the knowledge and expertise to successfully steer your IVC injury claim to a just conclusion. Your case deserves an Advocate!
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IVC Filter Injury
Inferior vena cava filters are implanted in the largest blood vessel reaching from your legs all the way up to your hearth. These filters were created in order to prevent blood clots from entering your lungs and causing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. Once a blood clot is caught by an IVC filter, healthy blood continues to stream around it with the hope that the clot will eventually break down without causing your organs harm.
While several filters were designed to exist for long periods of time or even permanently within the human body, many models have broken down and migrated to other parts of the body, causing untold injuries and complications for victims. IVC filters have been known to fracture, cause embolisms, perforate vessel walls, and even puncture organs. Below are a few of the more serious injuries caused by malfunctioning IVC filters:
- Filters clogged by blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Hemopericardium and Cardiac Tamponade
- Embolisms of air
- Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion
- Filters clogged by blood clots
When an IVC filter fracture and fail, it is common for the struts or the “legs” tend to break away and migrate to heart, lungs, and other vital organs. Some unlucky victims suffer from Device Embolization (DE), when the filter itself is pumped into the heart. The FDA now advises any and all healthy patients with an implanted IVC filter to have them removed as soon as possible to avoid any of the above complications.
Cook IVC Filter Settlement
One of the most popular types of IVC filters used for patients at risk of blood clots is produced by Cook Medical Incorporated. Several of Cook’s retrievable IVC filter models have been flagged for complications and malfunctions. These models include:
- Cook Celect
- Cook Celect Platinum
- Günther Tulup
- Günther Tulip Mreye
Bard IVC Filter Settlement
Bard Incorporated, formerly C.R. Bard, produces another brand of IVC filters which are currently before a federal court due to design flaws and malfunctions. Similar to Cook’s models, Bard’s are retrievable IVC filters prone to fracturing and DE. The relevant models are:
- G2 Express
You may be entitled to legal compensation if you have suffered an injury or medical complication due to a defective Bard IVC filter. These mass tort lawsuits are currently being reviewed in the United States District Court of Arizona by Judge David Campbell.
Cordis IVC Filter Settlement
Cordis is a medical supply company owned by Cardinal Health and is currently subject to litigation concerning two defective models of IVC filters. Similar to the models above, one of the failing Cordis models is a retrievable filter, while the other is a model meant for permanent use. Both filters seem to be prone to fracturing and are responsible for severe medical issues. The two defective models are:
- The Cordis TrapEase
- The Cordis OptEase
If you have suffered internal injury due to a Cordis IVC filter, you should consult with an attorney with The Advocates at your earliest convenience. Cordis IVC filter cases are currently being centralized in the district of California before Judge Brad Seligman.
Argon IVC Filter Settlement
Argon Medical is currently facing lawsuits over an IVC filter it manufactures and markets to the general public. This retrievable filter has been known to fracture, migrate throughout the body, and cause serious medical complications. The defective model in question is:
- Option™ ELITE Inferior Vena Cava Filter System
If you have suffered an injury from an Argon Option Elite IVC filter implanted then you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. The majority of these lawsuits are being filed in Pennsylvania State Court and have yet to be consolidated into a mass tort.
Your IVC Case Deserves an Advocate!
The Advocates is currently accepting IVC filter injury claims from all 50 states in the US. If you or a loved one has had one of the above IVC models, Bard, Cook, Cordis, or Argon, implanted for medical reasons please feel free to contact one of our attorneys immediately for a free evaluation of your case. No matter if you have been injured or not, The Advocates are ready to help you understand your legal options. Please fill out the form below to contact an Advocate or call 1-888-565-5277 to speak with an attorney in person. The Advocates law firm is available to take your calls 24 hours a day so don’t wait. You deserve an Advocate!