An IVC filter is a wire device — it looks spider-like — that surgeons use to catch blood clots before they reach the lungs. They are implanted in a large vein carrying blood into the heart (the vein is called the inferior vena cava). The purpose of the IVC filter is to catch blood clots before they get into the lungs. Hundreds of thousands have been implanted in patients.
The problem is that the filters can fracture, move through the vein, puncture internal organs, and cause devastating – even deadly – side effects. These side effects include pulmonary embolism, compromised respiration, stroke, or even death.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or complication as a result of an IVC Filter, you should immediately seek legal advice. You can contact us for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and we will help you analyze your options.
The Law Office of Edward Scher, PLC and co-counsel are accepting these cases nationally.