IVC Filters were implanted in patients to prevent life-threatening blood clots traveling through the inferior venus cava or IVC to the lungs or heart. These filters are spider shaped devices that are designed to “catch” the blood clots as they travel. The filters are typically used in patients who are contraindicated for anticoagulation therapy. The problems arise with retrievable filters that are difficult to retrieve.
Nature of the Lawsuit
The allegations that these products are dangerous and defective involve claims against the manufacturers of these products for failing to warn patients that the device could tilt, migrate or move from its implanted location, perforate the vena cava, break or fracture with the parts perforating another organ.
None at present time.