Lawyers accuse Cook Medical of selling defective IVC Filters and downplaying the risk of severe side effects, such as vein perforation, tilting, fracture, blood clots, irregular heart rhythm, and sudden death.
Blood clot filters are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to prevent life-threatening health problems. Instead, thousands of people have been severely injured or died of IVC Filter side effects. Over 4,000 lawsuits accuse manufacturers of selling dangerously defective...
A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by serious complications of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters, such as blood clots, tilting, fracture, migration, and vein perforation.
A man with an IVC filter permanently embedded in his body has filed a lawsuit accusing Cook Medical of falsely advertising the Gunther Tulip as a "retrievable" filter, when in reality it is often impossible to remove.
One of the most severe IVC filter complications occurs when broken pieces travel in the bloodstream and puncture the heart, resulting in severe irregular heart rhythm, cardiac tamponade, or sudden death.