May 3, 2016 — San Diego, CA Hood National Law Group lawyers and attorneys are seeking people hurt from the Bard and Cook IVC filter products. The lawsuit update for 2016 is well underway and people hurt from these IVC filters can now sue for claims in 2016. There may be substantial cash awards from settlements.
What is the IVC Filter Lawsuit 2016?
The IVC filter litigation is progressing. The basis of the IVC class action lawsuit can be best stated simply: We believe that many of these manufacturers either did ineffective testing of the IVC filters, or misled the FDA or doctors that these devices could remain in the body for long periods of time. Bard and Boston Scientific have made millions of dollars from these products, and we intent to hold them responsible for the pain and suffering or death of individuals that had them inserted. Contact our IVC filter lawyers and attorneys today – you may receive a large cash settlements from claims filed.
What are IVC filters?
IVC filters are small, cone-shaped, metal devices placed in the inferior vena cava (IVC), the large vein in the abdomen that returns blood from the lower body to the heart. They help prevent blood clots from traveling from the legs to the heart or lungs.
Why are IVC filters used?
IVC filters are used in patients at risk for developing blood clots and other conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
While some blood clots are beneficial, such as those that form to stop a cut from bleeding, others can be life-threatening. If a blood clot forms in your veins or arteries where it is not needed it can cause serious, often life-threatening conditions, including heart attack or stroke.
DVT and PE are caused by blood clots in different parts of the body.
DVT occurs when the blood flows too slowly and a clot forms in the deep veins of the body, most often in the legs. DVT can cause swelling, pain, redness and tenderness and can be caused by immobility, injury, surgery, hormone therapy or pregnancy.
PE is a condition in which a blood clot blocks one or more arteries in the lungs. PE can occur when a blood clot from the deep vein in the arm or leg breaks away and travels to the lungs. Symptoms of PE include shortness of breath, chest pain and cough.
These conditions are often treated with anticoagulants, or blood thinners, such as Xarelto, Coumadin, Warfarin or Heparin. In many instances, patients who are implanted with an IVC filter cannot be treated with anticoagulation medication.
How long should IVC filters be used?
IVC filters were originally designed to remain inside the body indefinitely. In the early 2000s, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first retrievable IVC filters. These new filters were designed to be implanted on a temporary basis in patients.
In 2010, the FDA warned that retrievable IVC filters should be removed once a patient’s risk for pulmonary embolism had subsided. This would cut down on the risk of long-term complications associated with the filters, since complications may be associated with how long the device is implanted, the FDA said.
What are some complications of IVC filters?
In the past decade, the FDA has received over a thousand adverse event reports regarding IVC filter complications. Some of the complications reported include:
- Device migration
- Detachment of device components (embolization)
- Perforation of the vein
- Filter fracture
What are the symptoms or side effects of device migration?
Device migration is a potentially serious complication of IVC filter implantation. It was also the most common complaint reported to the FDA between 2005 and 2010. There are numerous case reports in medical literature regarding IVC filter device, including filters that migrate from the inferior vena cava to the heart. IVC filters can also migrate and become embedded in the veins or other organs.
When an IVC filter migrates, it can cause painful side effects and symptoms. Especially if the device migrates to the heart or lungs, it can cause such symptoms as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Common questions about IVC filters include:
How effective are IVC filters?
What are the manufacturers of IVC filters?
What are some brands of IVC filters?
Have IVC filters been recalled?
Is it safe to get an MRI with an IVC filter?
How does the IVC Filter Placement procedure work?
How does the IVC Filter Removal procedure work?
Have there been any settlements of IVC filter lawsuits?
Have IVC filter lawsuits already been filed?
How do I submit a claim?
Our lawyers and attorneys can provide information on how to file an IVC Filter lawsuit
If you or someone you love has been harmed from the complications of an IVC filter, or if the device has migrated you have legal rights to sue for the pain and suffering. All it takes to start is to call us at 1-800-214-1010, or use our online evaluation form, it only takes two minutes to see if you qualify for a large cash award. Click Here: https://www.nationalinjuryhelp.com/ivc-filter-claims-evaluation/