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Cook Celect IVC Filter Linked to 43% Perforation Rate: Study

The Cook Celect inferior vena cava (IVC) filter has been linked to a 43% perforation rate compared to the Option IVC filter made by Rex Medical, according to a new study.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, you should contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are evaluating every individual case regardless of whether you have been injured or not. So, if you have received an IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

The study, titled A Comparison of Retrievability: Cook Celect versus Option Filter, looked at IVC filter use over a 33-month period at one institution. Variables recorded included fluoroscopy time, significant filter tilt, use of adjunctive retrieval technique and strut perforation in the inferior vena cava.

Among the cohort, 99 patients received Cook Celect IVC filters and 86 received Option filters. After an average of 2.09 months and 1.94 months respectively, 59% (58) of patients with Celect filters and 74.7% (65) of patients with Option filters presented for retrieval.

The researchers concluded that retrieval rates for the Celect and Option filters were not significantly different; however, the Celect filter had a significantly higher rate of strut perforation.

What is IVC Filter Perforation?

Strut perforation is one of the most common adverse complications associated with IVC filters, and is typically related to how long the device remains implanted. Although perforation does not always cause problems, if the filter punctures an internal organ such as the aorta, duodenum or ureter, it can cause severe, potentially life-threatening injuries. Most patients require surgery to correct IVC filter perforation.

Do I Have a Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new IVC Filter injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, you should contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are evaluating every individual case regardless of whether you have been injured or not. So, if you have received an IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

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