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Many individuals have been implanted with retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters like B. Braun’s Tempofilter to capture blood clots and prevent them from traveling to the lungs and becoming a pulmonary embolism. However, recipients of these retrievable filters are now filing legal claims against manufacturers. In many cases, these lawsuits state a potential design defect or manufacturing defect, or failing to warn of risks associated with implantation.
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If you or a loved one has been harmed by IVC filter complications, you should contact the attorneys at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, immediately.

You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Tempofilter IVC Filter lawsuit and our lawyers can help. Please click the button below for a Free Confidential Case Evaluation or call us toll-free 24 hrs/day by dialing (866) 588-0600.

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What is the Tempofilter?

The Tempofilter IVC Filter is a retrievable filter that requires removal. The device is intended to be removed when the risk of a blood clot traveling to the lungs has passed or if you can take blood thinners. B. Braun suspended development of the Tempofilter due to problems with catheter buckling. In several incidents, the filter migrated to a patient’s heart — including one case that was fatal.

What are Tempofilter IVC Filter Lawsuits Alleging?

Lawsuits filed in federal court allege that defects in the design of IVC filters made by B. Braun and other medical device manufacturers make them more likely to fracture, migrate, tilt or perforate the inferior vena cava. In some cases, when the devices break, pieces can travel through the body, damaging the heart, lungs, and other organs.

People who’ve been injured say the companies knew or should have known about the dangers but failed to warn doctors and patients of the risks.

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Complications

  • 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
  • Infection
  • Death

What To Do If You Have a Problem With Your Tempofilter IVC Filter

Because the potential outcomes are so dire, you should call 911 or go to the emergency room if you experience any negative symptoms after the implantation of an IVC filter. After dealing with the medical crisis, you might want to talk with a lawyer to see if you could be eligible for compensation. Call Schmidt & Clark, LLP, today at 866-588-0600 to set up a free consultation. There is no obligation.

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What To Know Before Filing a Lawsuit

When you file a Tempofilter IVC filter suit, you’ll need to prepare some paperwork to get your case started. Some of these documents are standard court papers like court petitions that outline your case or a summons to a doctor or IVC filter manufacturer. Other documents are more personal — like your medical records, healthcare appointments, and follow-up appointments.

Federal law stipulates doctors and hospitals must supply your medical records, but how long they’re required to maintain them varies from state to state. Every lawsuit has a statute of limitations too, so it’s best to call a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Have you or a loved one suffered severe pain or injury from a defective medical device?

What Damages Could I Be Awarded?

  • Economic damages - Compensation for lost wages, loss of future earnings, doctor bills and medical expenses, and other out-of-pocket expenses;
  • Non-economic damages - Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages - If the case goes to trial and the plaintiff wins, the jury can order the manufacturer to pay punitive damages as a punishment to the manufacturer

Get a Free Tempofilter IVC 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 Tempofilter IVC filter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Tempofilter IVC Filter Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had a Tempofilter 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 a Tempofilter IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation for a settlement by filing a Tempofilter IVC Filter Lawsuit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

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