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 the 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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- IVC Filter Fracture
- IVC Perforation
- 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
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.
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 Schmidt & Clark, LLP 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.