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IVC Filters

Defective IVC Filter Attorneys

Defective IVC Filter Attorneys

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are implants that can prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and heart. Used since the 1970s, IVC filters can reportedly cause a range of severe side effects, the worst of which are potentially fatal.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by an IVC filter:

For more than two decades, our attorneys have been dedicated to helping people hurt by dangerous and defective medical devices seek the compensation they deserve.

Insightful, skilled and strategic, we are ready to provide you with the advocacy, support and guidance necessary to build a strong claim and bring it to the best possible resolution.

IVC filters have been linked to deadly complications. If you’ve been harmed by an IVC filter, it’s not too late to take action, hold the manufacturer accountable, and seek recovery.

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Background on IVC Filters: How They Work & Who Makes Them

IVC filters are devices that are implanted in patients who have a high risk of blood clots and who cannot be treated with anticoagulant medications (either because the medications are too risky or because these drugs fail to break down the clots). These filters can be implanted permanently or temporarily via:

  • A percutaneous procedure, which involves threading the filter into the vein via a catheter – About 4 to 11 percent of these procedures reportedly result in complications.
  • Surgery, which involves cutting a patient open to implant the device – This method is associated with higher rates of incorrectly positioning IVC filters (when compared to the percutaneous method).

Various manufacturers have made and sold IVC filters, including (but not limited to):

  • ALN Implants Chirurgicaux
  • Argon Medical Devices, Inc.
  • Braun Interventional Systems, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cook Incorporated
  • R. Bard, Inc.
  • Cordis Corporation
  • Rex Medical
  • Rafael Medical.

Remarkably, many IVC filters were brought to market without in-depth premarket testing and review.

This was due to the fact that various IVC filter manufacturers used the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) 510(k) process to bypass the need for extensive premarket testing and review. The FDA’s 510(k) process involves obtaining an FDA approval (for a medical device) by demonstrating that a new device is substantially the same as device that is already FDA approved for legal sale in the U.S.1

IVC Filter Complications & Injuries
FDA Warnings & Recalls for IVC Filters
IVC Filter Lawsuits & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
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