Ohio Product Liability Attorney Reviewing Plaintiffs IVC Filter Lawsuit
IVC (Interior Vena Cava) filters are designed to trap dangerous blood clots. However, the safety profile and efficacy is not well established. The IVC Filter is associated with a number of serious medical complications. Initially introduced into the market in April 2003, the Recovery IVC filter was redesigned following several adverse event reports of device fractures. The new design, Bard G2 IVC, was then introduced to the market place in October 2005. In 2010, the FDA reported that over a five year period it had received over 900 adverse event reports related to IVC complications and injuries and released an advisory report.
Due to safety concerns, in 2012, the American College of Chest Physicians recommended that IVC filters should only be used in high risk patients who have contraindications for anticoagulants. However, many patients who were at a lower risk and did not have a contraindication for anticoagulants have been implanted with the device.
Joseph Lyon is a Cincinnati recall lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney actively involved in medical device litigation nationwide. For a no-cost and confidential consultation on the legal aspects of the IVC filter lawsuit, call (800) 513-2403.
Unfortunately, IVC Filters have been linked to a number of serious complications including:
IVC Filters have been associated with a number of serious injuries, including, but not limited to:
There are currently two consolidated groups of cases in federal multi district litigation (MDL). The two defendants are :
The decision to remove an implanted medical device is a serious decision and the risks and benefits of such a procedure must be discussed with the treating physician. Lawyers are not qualified to render advice on the appropriate candidacy for surgery, and if you are considering this as an option it should be discussed directly with your treating physician. By way of patient education, it is important to know that the Society of Interventional Radiology published guidelines on removing and IVC Filter provide the following indications for removing an IVC Filter: