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IVC Filter Removal

Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are small, cage-like devices designed to provide temporary protection to individuals at risk for blood clots who are unable to anticoagulant medications. Despite only being intended for short-term use (until the risk of blood clots subsides), a large number of retrievable IVC filters have been implanted and left in patients permanently, exposing them to a risk of serious health complications and even death. When IVC filter removal is not performed, the devices may fracture and embolize in the body, leading to organ perforation, hemorrhages, blood clots, respiratory compromise, or death.

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?

Since 2005, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received nearly 1,000 reports of complications associated with IVC filters. Of these:

  • 328 involved device migration
  • 146 involved embolizations (detachment of device components)
  • 70 involved perforation of the IVC
  • 56 involved filter fracture

Unfortunately, many of these complications led to severe clinical outcomes in patients. The FDA believes that the adverse events associated with IVC filters may be linked to the devices remaining in the body for long periods of time, beyond the time when the risk of blood clots has subsided. When IVC filter removal is not performed in a reasonable period of time, know long-term risks may include:

  • lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • filter fracture
  • filter migration
  • filter embolization
  • inferior vena cava perforation

FDA Recommendation for IVC Filter Removal

The FDA has advised physicians responsible for patients with retrievable IVC filters to remove the devices as soon as protection from life-threatening blood clots is no longer necessary. The administration is encouraging all physicians to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits of IVC filter removal with each patient before preforming the procedure. If a patient is implanted with a filter that should be removed based on their individual risk factors, the primary care physician should refer the patient for removal as soon as the operation is feasible.

Click here to learn more about IVC filter removal from RadiologyInfo.org.

Do I Have an IVC Filter Removal 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 IVC filter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new IVC filter removal 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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