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Large-Scale Study to Investigate IVC Filter Safety

The first large-scale, multi-specialty research trial to evaluate the safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter use in the U.S. is set to begin in spring 2015 with participation from 7 filter manufacturers. The study will address concerns that retrievable IVC filters can migrate or break apart after being implanted, leading to significant health risks for patients.

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, entitled Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters (PRESERVE), will be conducted by researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). The two societies formed the IVC Filter Study Group Foundation, a non-profit entity that will sponsor and oversee the study. The goal of the research is to obtain a real-world view of the safety and effectiveness of IVC filters placed in the U.S.

“The PRESERVE study will benefit patients by helping determine how well filters prevent pulmonary embolism and when retrievable filters should be removed,” said Peter Lawrence, M.D., foundation vice president.

Manufacturers and devices that will be included in the study are:

The 5-year study will investigate the safety of IVC filters, and include 2,100 patients at about 60 centers around the country. There will be at least 300 patients included for each participating filter, and patients will be evaluated every 6 months post procedure up to 24 months or filter retrieval.

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