The inferior vena cava is the major vessel that takes blood to heart from the lower part of the body. The IVC filters are medical devices that are usually put in people at with pulmonary embolisms and cannot take anticoagulant drugs. The IVC is an umbrella shaped device with legs that extend to stop the blood clots from getting to the heart or lungs from the lower part of the body. Those using the IVC filters typically have a history of blood clots and are at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.
Unfortunately, these devices have recently been found to break off and migrate to the heart and lungs as well as to the other vital organs of the body. When the IVC filter breaks, they cause severe injuries and fatalities can ensure. The resulting complications include internal bleeding, perforation, Lower Limb DVT, Ventricle Tachycardia, Pulmonary Embolism, nerve injury, and even death. Some of the warning signs of an IVC filter failure include severe pain in the chest or heart, hemorrhage, perforation of tissues, organs and blood vessels, respiratory compromise and pulmonary embolus. Patients that believe their IVC filter has fractured should immediately contact their doctor, and a CT scan is done to determine if the device has failed.
If the IVC filter fails, immediately report the case to Salim-Beasley LLC where you will find Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys who can successfully represent you in defective medical devices lawsuits. Salim-Beasley LLC Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys represent injured patients across the United States and families whose loved ones have died because of a medical device failure. As long as the medical device has left permanent adverse effects on your or a loved one patient exposing them to life-threatening injuries, hemorrhages, heart attacks and blood clots. Our attorneys will take up the IVC filter personal injury case and assess the possibility of additional lawsuits in your interest.