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What is the B. Braun VenaTech LP IVC Filter?
Manufactured and marketed by B. Braun, the VenaTech LP inferior vena cava (IVC) filter features a conical design that is intended to remain in the body permanently. The filter is unique in that it is made from Phynox, “… a non-ferromagnetic alloy with MRI compatibility,” according to Braun. The VenaTech LP IVC filter was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016.
What’s the Problem?
Despite Braun’s claims that its VenaTech LP vena cava filters are safer than blood thinners to prevent blood clots, a multitude of IVC filter complications and injuries have proven otherwise. VenaTech IVC filters have shown a tendency to fracture and migrate from the vena cava, sometimes into the heart.
While the problems with the blood clot filters are very real, the life-saving benefits touted by the company have been repeatedly called into question. The vena cava filters have never been subject to rigorous Level 1 FDA clinical trials that would prove they actually prevent blood clots from becoming trapped in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
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Braun IVC Filter Injuries
- IVC Filter Fracture
- Filter Embolization
- Filter migration
- IVC Perforation
- Internal Bleeding
- Blood clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT
- 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
Braun Blood Clot Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina
B. Braun Medical is facing a lawsuit after one of the company’s blood clot filters allegedly caused the death of a North Carolina man. According to the complaint, Plaintiff Keith A. Waters was implanted with a VenaTech LP IVC filter in March 2015. The device subsequently fractured, which allowed pieces to migrate and lodge in his heart and lungs.
Waters died in August 2015, allegedly due to VenaTech LP IVC filter complications that included filter thrombosis, multiple pulmonary emboli, and cardiac arrest. The lawsuit charges that the IVC filter Waters received was defective and dangerous when it was sold. (Case No. 5:17-CV-61).
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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 VenaTech LP IVC filters lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential VenaTech LP IVC Filter Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had a VenaTech LP 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 retrievable filters, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a VenaTech LP IVC Filter Lawsuit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.