IVC Filter Injury Attorney
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are implanted in patients who are at risk of blood clots traveling into vital organs like the heart and lungs and blocking pulmonary arteries. When this happens, patients may develop a condition called pulmonary embolism, which can cause serious health problems. The filters, designed in spider-like, wiry shapes, prevent them from entering the heart and lungs.
In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that IVC filters only be used temporarily, based on medical reports that suggested the devices were prone to detach or fracture inside a patient’s body. Many people were unaware of the dangers of IVC filters and suffered serious harm as a result of the device malfunctioning.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications from an IVC filter, you should speak with an attorney. The legal team at Monsour Law Firm has extensive experience with medical device cases, and can advise you on legal options and how to move forward with a lawsuit.