IVC Filter Lawsuits
Defective Medical Device Attorneys in Winter Park
An IVC (inferior vena cava) filter is inserted into the inferior vena cava
in the abdomen and is meant to catch and stop stray embolisms that would
have otherwise traveled into the heart or lungs. While the design and
function of an IVC filter is simple, it can lead to serious and life-threatening
complications. Numerous independent studies have determined that even
the safest IVC filters pose considerable risks to patients. If you have
experienced significant health problems after an IVC filter was surgically
inserted into your body, you may be able to file a claim for compensation
from the IVC filter manufacturer.
There are numerous IVC filters on the market that have posed threats to
patients, including but not limited to the following brands:
The Maher Law Firm can provide legal guidance, counsel, and in-court representation
if you need to file an IVC filter lawsuit. With more than 40 years of
experience helping the people of Florida, we have become known as the
Winter Park personal injury law firm with solutions to every legal problem.
Contact us today to learn more about what you can do to seek justice and compensation.
Injuries & Complications Caused by IVC Filters
An IVC filter becomes incredibly dangerous to a patient if it starts to
break apart within the inferior vena cava, tears the lining of the inferior
vena cava, or completely comes loose. If any of these incidents occur,
the damage caused can be far greater than any potential harm the IVC filter
was supposed to prevent. IVC filters can cause harm during initial procedures,
while the device is being retrieved after it catches a blood clot, or
at random due to unpredictable deterioration.
Complications commonly caused by IVC filters include:
- Punctured inferior vena cava
- Inability to remove IVC filter due to scarring
- Perforating internal organs
- Severe infection
- Leg swelling
- Internal bleeding
The serious complications caused by a defective IVC filter will require
extensive hospitalization or medical treatments to correct. It will likely
remove the patient from the workforce for quite some time as he or she
recovers. Compensation must take all added costs and inconveniences into
consideration in order for the patient to live comfortably again and recuperate
as much as possible, also known as reaching the maximum medical improvement (MMI).
40+ Years of Total Legal Experience for Your Claim
Our Winter Park defective medical device attorneys have managed to collect
billions of dollars’ worth of compensation for our clients throughout the
years and following some of the most complex of claims. If you or a loved
one have been hurt due to an IVC filter defect, do not hesitate to reach
out to our law firm to discover what legal options might be available
to you. You can call us at
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