According to a recent NBC News report, flaws in IVC filters (blood clot filters) have been responsible for approximately 27 fatalities and an estimated 300 injuries. IVC filters are supposed to be used as a temporary device for patients with a blood clot. Unfortunately, the manufacturers have ignored the fact that devices are temporary and are aware that the temporary devices are not being removed. Manufacturers have been recommending improper uses for the retrievable IVC filters.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned about the manufacturers about the dangers associated with IVC retrievable filters for years. The dangers include that the filter may splinter, break or migrate and cause damage including piercing of the heart, lungs and other vital organs.
If you think you have suffered injuries due to complications from an IVC filter, you could receive monetary compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Matthew Sharp has more than a decade of experience helping individuals like you obtain compensation for damages caused by medical devices and holding companies liable for the injuries their products cause. Contact our office today to learn more about your rights and legal options.