News of more lawsuits filed by people seriously injured by Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters has been breaking over the past couple of weeks and the stories have been heartbreaking. One woman describes a situation in which she was pressured by her doctor to go through with the implant under the assumption that her deep vein thrombosis would be fixed by the device. She began to experience worsening health issues until she discovered that the filter had completely perforated, leaving her in pain and without protection from blood clots.
Onder Law has been working on IVC Filter cases just like those being filed now for years now and we understand how devastating the failure of these devices can be to patients. The filter, which is implanted in the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots from migrating to the lungs and brain, was poorly designed and as a result it may fracture, break, or move from its original position. The resulting injuries can include cardiac tamponade, perforation of vessels or organs by broken pieces, outflow blockage, and even heart attacks.
We are hopeful that this case may soon be resolved and we don’t want anyone injured by these dangerous devices to be left out of any potential compensation. If you or a loved one have been hurt by a defective IVC Filter, call 1-800-RX-WATCH or visit onderlaw.com for more information and to set up a free consultation.