What is the Gianturco-Roehm Birds Nest Vena Cava Filter?
Manufactured and marketed by Cook Medical, the Gianturco-Roehm Birds Nest Vena Cava Filter was designed to overcome some of the disadvantages of Cook's Greenfield IVC filter.
The device is intended for percutaneous introduction through the jugular, subclavian and femoral approaches, and consists of 2 rigid, V-shaped struts, between which are attached four 25-cm-long, 0.18-mm diameter stainless steel wires. The Gianturco-Roehm Birds Nest Vena Cava Filter was approved for clinical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989.
What's the Problem?
IVC Filters were developed to only be used for a limited period of time, however, as these devices are implanted surgically, often times in emergency rooms, it is unlikely that the surgeons will not see these patients again which increases the likelihood that the filter will remain in place for much longer than it should. When IVC Filters remain in place too long, the likelihood of the device splintering increases.
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Complications of IVC Filter
- IVC Filter Fracture
- IVC Perforation, Puncture or Serious Damage to the Heart, Lungs or Vena Cava
- Internal Bleeding
- Blood clots
- Deep Venous Thrombosis
- Cardiac or Pericardial Tamponade
- Ventricle Tachycardia
- Lower Limb DVT
- Hematoma or Nerve Injury at the Puncture Site
- Constant and Severe Pain in the Heart, Chest or Elsewhere in the Body
- Pulmonary Embolism
IVC Filter Wrongful Death
Many people implanted with an IVC Filter are at risk for the above adverse health complications. One of these risks involves the vena cava filter migrating to the heart. This migration has led to the death of some patients.
In fact, the FDA recognizes these risks and encourages immediate follow-up and IVC Filter removal after the risk of pulmonary embolism has passed. Unfortunately, removal surgery may also involve significant risks. If you’ve experienced the wrongful death of a loved one resulting from an IVC Filter, or believe there’s a risk, it’s important you know your legal options.
Get a Free Gianturco-Roehm Birds Nest Vena Cava Filter Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Lawyers
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Gianturco-Roehm Birds Nest Vena Cava Filter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new IVC filter complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Gianturco-Roehm Birds Nest Vena Cava Filter 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 financial compensation by filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.