IVC Filters

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:

  • Bard
  • Cook
  • Cordis
  • Argon

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 855.338.0720 or contact us online to schedule a risk-free consultation with our team.