New Jersey IVC Filter Lawyers
IVC Filters, also referred to as “Vena Cava Filters”, are implanted into the inferior vena cava to limit where blood clots can travel. IVC Filters are designed to prevent blood clots from forming, preventing stroke and other life-threatening events. Unfortunately, a number of studies show that pieces of the filter can break off and in some cases the entire filter can migrate, causing severe injuries or even death.
In fact, a study conducted by the New England Society for Vascular Surgery noted a 31% fracture rate in IVC filters. Most of the shards found their way to patients’ heart. Another study showed that 25% of the patient group had splinters that broke off, most of which migrated to an end organ, such as the heart, lungs and the hepatic vein.
Defective IVC Filter Ricks
Any of the IVC filter pieces can fracture and be carried away by the blood stream, finding its way to the heart or lungs. The likelihood of splintering increases the longer the device remains in the body.
The use of an IVC filter may cause the following problems:
- IVC Filter migration
- IVC Filter fracture
- IVC Filter perforation
- Tilting of the IVC Filter
- The inability to retrieve the IVC Filter
- Pulmonary embolism
IVC Filters Under Investigation
We are investigating claims on behalf of individuals who have had retrievable IVC filter implanted and have sustained an injury as a result. Some of the IVC filters we are investigating are the following:
- ALN IVC filter
- Bard Recovery IVC Filter
- Bard G2 IVC Filter
- Bard G2 Express / G2x Filter
- Braun Tempofilter IVC filter
- Cook Günther Tulip
- Cook Celect
- Cordis OptEase IVC filter
- Rex Medical Option IVC filter
IVC Filter Defect Lawsuits
With a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the your IVC Filter, we may be able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about a potential IVC Filter lawsuit, you should contact us immediately as the statutes of limitations restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to these products, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help, please contact us.