Have you or someone you love had an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter implanted in your body to prevent pulmonary emboli? Thousands of individuals have had the dangerous medical devices implanted, and hundreds of users have experienced severe side effects as a result.
The devices are meant to act as a filter and prevent blood clots, but they can end up causing more harm than good.
Organ Damage – Patients with IVC filters have suffered perforation of the heart, lung, vena cava, and other tissues, after the device moves out of position or breaks apart.
Back Pain – A woman recently sued a maker of her IVC filter, claiming she has experienced serious back pain after the device broke within her body. A part of the device migrated and became lodged in her back.
Death – At least 27 deaths are associated with different versions of C.R. Bard’s IVC filters. It has been revealed that the company knew of complications caused by their product, yet continued to market and sell the device to the public.
Have you experienced adverse side effects after an IVC filter implant? Do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options
Sources: Drugwatch.com | Legal Examiner | NBC News
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