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An IVC filter is a small case-like medical device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large blood vessel in the abdomen, responsible for cycling blood to the heart. The filter is inserted for the purpose of catching blood clots, while at the same time allowing blood flow to pass through. They are often used as treatment for patients with history of pulmonary embolisms.

Most IVC filters will not result in complications when used for short periods of time, but the risk factor increases the longer the device is left implanted in the IVC. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert on IVC filters due to a rising number of complications related to the implant. These complications include, but are not limited to

  • access site bleeding,
  • device infection,
  • IVC perforation,
  • misplacement,
  • migration,
  • pulmonary embolism, and
  • thrombosis.

The FDA has also recommends IVC filters be removed once the risk of patient pulmonary embolism has passed.

If you have developed one of these serious, potentially life-threatening, health conditions as a result of complications due to an IVC filter injury, and want to inquire about a Faulty Anti-Blood Clot Device Lawsuit, you need to schedule a personalized case evaluation with a skilled IVC Filter Injury Lawyer. Contact the Bartis Law Offices, PLLC in Nashua, New Hampshire today at (603) 880-1300.

Complications from IVC Filter Injury

Possible complications that are caused by an IVC filter injury vary, from minor to severe, occurring immediately or years after placement; the procedure has been related to a wide, diverse, range of impairments. With many filters not being properly followed by a physician after placement, there may be many more patients, suffering in silence, than has been reported.

In many IVC filter injury cases, pieces of the device fracture, sending tiny shards passing through the patient’s body. In other cases, the device falls out of position from where it was intended to be placed. The result of either complication is often severe pain and, sometimes, life-threatening injuries.

Patients with IVC filter complications often present with the following symptoms:

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

In serious cases, patients have suffered hemorrhaging, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and even death.

IVC Filter Injury—Next Steps

When you seek medical intervention for an ailment, you trust the medical professionals in charge of your care to help you make decisions for the improvement of your quality of life; you do not expect them to use medical devices that may diminish it instead.

If you have suffered as a result of an IVC filter injury you need an advocate to represent your best interests; an IVC Filter Injury Lawyer that will fight for compensation for your pain and suffering. The Bartis Law Offices, PLLC has had success with IVC Filter Lawsuit Settlements for clients in the Nashua, New Hampshire area. Call (603) 880-1300 to schedule your personalized case evaluation with a skilled IVC Filter Injury Lawyer today.

Robert Bartis, Esq.

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