Over 3,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who experienced severe, sometimes life-threatening side effects associated with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.
As the use of IVC filters declines, business is booming for doctors who remove them. Unfortunately, the longer a filter remains implanted, the higher the risk of deadly complications like blood clots in the legs.
Hundreds of people who were implanted with Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) blood clot filters have filed lawsuits against Cook Medical. Lawyers accuse the company of negligence for downplaying side effects like vein perforations, tilting, fractures, organ damage, emergency open-heart surgery,...
Thousands of people have filed lawsuits after they were injured by IVC filters that tilted, punctured through the vein, or could not be removed.
IVC filters prevent deadly blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolisms) but the risk of complications increases the longer they stay in the body — including the risk of causing blood clots or death.