According to the FDA, IVC filter complications may comprise device migration, filter fracture, tilting within the inferior vena cava, movement of the filter or fracture fragments to the heart or lungs, and perforation of the inferior vena cava vein. You can also know about ivc filter lawsuits via various websites.
Moreover, IVC filters that are meant to be retrievable can become entrenched in the vein and may be difficult or even impossible to remove.
Complications associated with IVC filters include:
- “Cardiac tamponade”, a life-threatening condition including bleeding in and around the heart
- Internal bleeding
- Perforation, puncture, and other serious harm to the inferior vena cava wall and/or the heart or lungs
- Hematoma or nerve injury at the puncture site
- Continuous, severe pain in the heart, chest, or elsewhere in the body
- Pulmonary embolus (a blockage of an artery in the lungs)
- Respiratory suffering (difficulty breathing)
- Other serious injury or death
If you had an IVC filter implanted and developed health problems, or if a valued one died due to complications from this device, you may have a case and could be entitled to compensation. Contact Sokolove Law today for a free consultation.
An IVC filter (inferior vena cava filter) is a type of surgical filter and medical device that is implanted by vascular surgeons or interventional radiologists into the large veins that transmit blood from the body to the right atrium of the heart.
The purpose of the IVC filter is to prevent a deadly disorder called a pulmonary embolism (PE), or when a blood clot forms in the body, passes into the lungs, and causes grave injury, coma, or death. Because of the dangers associated with these types of embolisms, IVC filters rapidly made their way to the top as surgical solutions to this problem. They work by catching the blood clots before they reach the lungs and literally filtering them into innocuous amounts that can safely pass through the lungs and heart.