Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are retrievable devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs. They are implanted into the veins of patients who can’t take anticoagulants. The filters capture clots in the bloodstream and dissolve them before they can move to the lungs.
Since IVC filters arrived on the market, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received hundreds of complaints of complications including punctured organs and device migration.
One patient underwent open heart surgery as a result of a filter fracturing in her vein and migrating to her heart. Another suffered from permanently damaged lungs as a result of a migrating filter.
Five filters in particular are now at the center of many lawsuits:
- Bard Recovery Filter
- Bard G2 Filter
- Bard G2 Express Filter
- Cook Gunther Tulip Filter
- Cook Celect Filter
The Law Offices of Gary Green is taking IVC filter cases resulting in organ perforation and damage or health complications due to device migration or fracturing. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.