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IVC Filter Complications


The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a vein located in the abdomen that returns the blood from the body’s lower half up to the heart. When clots form in an individual’s veins, in their pelvis or legs, they can travel up to the lungs or heart, causing blockages and pulmonary embolisms. This is called venous » Read More

More Updates on Defective IVC Filters


In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, a woman who initially received an Option ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter alleged that she suffered physical pain and anxiety about the filter’s retrieval and potential future complications after it took doctors three attempts to retrieve the filter, which had become stuck in her » Read More

Philadelphia Defective Medical Device Lawyers Discuss Case of Defective IVC Filters


A plaintiff in California has filed a lawsuit, accusing major medical device companies of manufacturing faulty models of vena cava filters (IVC filter). A vena cava filter is used to prevent a pulmonary embolism, or a blood clot in the lungs. While this particular filter was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) before » Read More

Philadelphia Defective Medical Device Lawyers: Defective IVC Filters


Medical science is not perfect, yet when a manufacturer of a medical device hides the risks associated with a product, such imperfection is unacceptable. Such is the case with several C. R. Bard IVC blood filtration devices. These devices are intended to protect patients from blood clots, but are instead causing worse problems than they » Read More

Philadelphia Medical Device Lawyers: Defective IVC Filters


An IVC filter, which is inserted into the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots, can actually cause more harm than good for many patients. Medical malpractice claims involving IVC filters are, sadly, not uncommon. When a patient is at risk of developing a blood clot, either because of inactivity after surgery or for other medically » Read More