IVC filters are medical devices that are implanted into the inferior vena cava, a very large vein that carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. These filters were intended to prevent blood clots by stopping or “catching” the clots in the filter’s web-like design before the clot can reach the heart and cause injury.
However, C.R. Bard and other manufacturers of these IVC filters are facing lawsuits and allegations that the manufacturers continued to sell these devices even though the manufacturers knew that these devices were dangerous. Unfortunately, these devices can break, tilt or migrate and cause serious harm or even death if the metal pieces puncture blood vessels and other organs.
A patient harmed by an IVC filter may be able to recover compensation for medical costs and pain and suffering caused by the device.
If you or a loved one have been implanted with an IVC filter, call Shelton Davis, PLLC for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.