An IVC filter is meant to stop blood clots from entering the hearts, lungs, kidneys, and brain and to help break said clots down. IVC filters are small, cage-like devices that are inserted into the inferior vena cava with the intention of capturing blood clots and preventing them from traveling. Medical studies now show, however, that serious injuries can result when these devices are implanted and remain in the body. The FDA has received over 1,600 adverse event reports associated with IVC filters.

IVC Filter Complications

  • "Cardiac tamponade," a life-threatening condition involving bleeding in and around the heart
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage due to detachment of IVC filter components
  • Hematoma or nerve injury at the puncture site
  • Migration of the device
  • Constant, severe pain in the heart, chest or elsewhere in the body
  • Pulmonary embolus (a blockage of an artery in the lungs)
  • Perforation of the IVC
  • Respiratory distress (difficulty breathing)
  • Infection
  • Another serious injury or death

If you or a loved one had an IVC filter and suffered from severe complications, you may have cause for legal compensation.

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