An inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) is a type of vascular filter, a medical device that is implanted by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons into the inferior vena cava to presumably prevent life-threatening blood clots in the lungs called pulmonary emboli (PEs).
Many patients who suffered permanent and continuous injuries as a direct result of defective and unreasonably dangerous IVC filters have filed lawsuits against manufacturers, Cook Medical and Bard, claiming that IVC filters punctured veins, fractured and migrated to other parts of the body, causing organ damage and other serious complications.
These individuals may be eligible to receive financial compensation from manufacturers and their subsidiaries. Financial compensation may help harmed patients and their loved ones with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured.
IVC Filter brands named in lawsuits include:
- Cook Celect filter
- Cook Günther Tulip filter
- Bard Recovery filter
- Bard G2 filter
- Bard G2 Express filter
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting IVC Filter Cases in all 50 states. If you or a love one have suffered from a fractured IVC filter, device migration, perforation or other complications, contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.