IVC Filters

IVC Filters

Experienced Pittsburgh Defective Medical Device Lawyers

At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we have nearly 40 years of legal experience. Our firm is committed to helping clients pursue justice for injuries caused by defective medical devices. IVC filters have resulted in serious injuries and even death for numerous patients. If you or a loved one have been affected by this product, our Pittsburgh defective medical device attorneys can gather evidence and build your case. We will do our best to guide you through this stressful situation as you seek to hold the manufacturer responsible. Contact our firm today for knowledgeable legal assistance.

Injuries Caused by IVC Filters

IVC (inferior vena cava) filters were first introduced to the market in 2005. They are small, cone-shaped devices that are designed to catch embolisms (small blood clots that move from the deep veins in the legs to the heart and lung area). Embolisms can be treated using blood-thinning medication, but some patients are allergic or otherwise unable to take blood thinners. Thus, C.R. Bard and Cook Medical developed this device to provide an alternative method of treatment.

However, since the introduction of IVC filters, numerous patients have reported severe and even life-threatening complications. The manufacturing companies knew of the side effects and complications that could result, and failed to provide warnings to consumers and healthcare providers. They are now facing several lawsuits regarding injuries caused by IVC filters.

Complications regarding IVC filters include:

  • Migration
  • Perforations
  • Filter fractures
  • Punctures of the heart or lungs

The filters have been known to break apart into fragments and travel through the patient’s body. Furthermore, many times, the filter is difficult to take out, requiring expensive and dangerous surgery. Even when filter remains intact, it has been reported to break loose and migrate, puncturing organs and causing immense and life-threatening internal damage. The complications of IVC filters are now being realized, and the manufacturers must be held responsible for hiding the truth about this defective product.

Call Our Pittsburgh Defective Medical Device Attorneys Today at (844) 383-0565

Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to helping clients seek justice for their injuries. We believe no company should be able to put human lives at stake to make a profit. If you or a loved one have suffered harm from an IVC filter, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf. Cook Medical and C.R. Bard should be held accountable for their deceptive marketing practices.

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