February 24th, 2015|
For those at risk of life-threatening blood clots, an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter can be an effective treatment. However, these medical devices may put users at serious risk of suffering IVC filter injuries.
An IVC filters is a small medical device inserted into a patient’s veins to prevent blood clots from traveling into the lungs. The devices have been found to be prone to breakage and failure though, allowing them to migrate through the body causing serious harm. IVC filter injury reports range from pain in the chest to organ perforation—and even death.
Many who have suffered IVC Filter injuries have filed lawsuits against the maker of the product. In fact, a settlement was recently reached in one of these cases.
According to the website lawyersandsettlements.com, a Nevada man was recently awarded an undisclosed amount in damages for IVC filter injuries. The lawsuit claimed the patient did not receive proper warnings regarding the device’s dangers. The claims were supported by several studies that showed the dangers of using an IVC filter.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we recognize the know the harm that can be caused by defective medical products, and our attorneys are hopeful this recent settlement brings a sense of closure to the patient who was harmed.