Retrievable IVC filters
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More You Should Know About Retrievable IVC Filters:
Due to a variety of medical conditions, some patients have a higher risk of blood clots. These blood clots pose a risk due to their tendency to break loose and lodge in organs like the lungs – sometimes with fatal consequences.
In the past 15 years, many patients undergoing surgery and unable to tolerate blood thinning drugs received what is called an Inferior Vena Cava Filter. These filters are tiny spider-like devices that are intended to trap clots as they travel through the large vein known as the inferior vena cava (IVC). It is this vein that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart.
- Unfortunately, IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, including Bard’s Recovery®, G2®, G2® Express (G2®X), Eclipse®, Meridian®, and Denali® Vena Cava Filters have been known to become dislodged from the inferior vena cava leading to device migration through the body, filter breakage, embolization (movement of the entire filter or fracture fragments to the heart or lungs), perforation of the IVC vein, deep vein thrombosis, and difficulty removing the device – with serious and sometimes fatal consequences.
- The dangers these IVC filters pose are sometimes seen within days of implantation – in other cases adverse incidents can occur years later.
The FDA has been warning the medical community about these devices since 2010. They updated those warnings in 2014 and recommended that these filters be removed within 29 to 54 days after implantation.
What’s more, a 2013 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that while most of the IVC filters it reviewed were designed for retrieval, only 8.5% were successfully removed. This last fact has potentially dire consequences for those with this implant.
If you or a loved one have an IVC filter and are concerned about the dangers and side effects, you may have a potential claim and should consider calling a qualified Connecticut product liability lawyer. A knowledgeable Connecticut product liability attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected.
Please contact us today if we can help you with your case. You may call our office at 800.344.5297 or contact us using the form on our website.
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