Many patients are taking legal action against IVC filter manufacturers after suffering injuries. The devices can allegedly fracture or move out of place, not only puncturing the vena cava but causing other internal injuries as well.
The national law firm of Baron & Budd is investigating potential lawsuits involving the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. In many instances, the filters have allegedly either fractured or become displaced inside a patient’s body, leading to severe organ damage.
“Far too many patients are suffering greatly due to complications associated with malfunctioning IVC filters”
The inferior vena cava is a major vein that transports blood to the heart from the lower portion of the body. Patients who are susceptible to pulmonary embolisms often have an IVC filter implanted in order to stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs, which can potentially be fatal. Many patients, however, are taking legal action against IVC filter manufacturers after suffering injuries. The devices can fracture or move out of place, not only puncturing the