Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters

Did you become ill after implantation of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter?

We represent victims nationwide against the makers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. An IVC filter is intended to catch blood clots. However, some manufactured devices were more likely to fracture, perforate and break apart.

 

When IVC filters break, pieces can travel through the body, damaging the heart, lungs, and other vital organs. As a result, victims suffer serious internal injuries and often require surgery. Bard and Cook., two primary manufacturers of IVC filters, have produced defective IVC filters that are cause serious complications.

Upright Abdominal X-Ray. Non dilated air-filled loops of small bowel and colon are seen.

IVC filter complications can include: 

  • Access site bleeding 

  • Misplacement 

  • Migration to the heart or lungs 

  • Failure to open 

  • Filter fracture 

  • Infection 

  • Vein perforation 

  • Blockage of blood flow causing clots. 

 

If you or a loved one has experienced complications from an IVC filter, contact us today.