Can I Sue If I Got a Defective IVC Filter After a Car Accident?
Car accidents can leave you more than a little shaken up. Even impacts at relatively low speeds can cause broken bones, neck pain, and other long-term health problems. You might be surprised to learn that blood clots can also occur following vehicle collisions. Sometimes blood clots go undetected for some time after these types of… read moreRead More
IVC Filters Are Defective, Lawsuits Claim
Blood clots can do significant damage if they dislodge and travel through the body. They can even be fatal if they reach the heart, lungs, or brain. Clots are typically managed with blood thinners and anticoagulants. However, some patients cannot take these medications safely. Medical device manufacturers came up with a solution: IVC filters. IVC… read moreRead More
Can Medical Device Companies Face Criminal Charges For Product-Related Deaths?
Many studies show that IVC filters are associated with an increased risk of death, particularly among elderly patients. Family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit in an attempt to hold medical device manufacturers responsible for their loved one’s death. Beyond potential financial liability for a defective product that allegedly causes debilitating injuries and deaths,… read moreRead More
Study Reveals IVC Filters May Not Be Effective
IVC filters are supposed to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism in patients who can’t tolerate anticoagulant medications or blood thinners. However, a new study reveals that IVC filters may not be as effective as manufacturers want us to believe. In fact, IVC filters may not “significantly reduce the incidence” of pulmonary embolism, at all…. read moreRead More
Fewer Patients Receiving IVC Filters As Lawsuits Continue
IVC filters appear to be getting less popular with doctors and patients across the country. This may be in direct response to the serious medical problems linked to the devices. In recent years, an increasing number of IVC filter patients have suffered devastating injuries after their devices migrated, shifted, fractured, or tilted in the body…. read moreRead More
Georgia Woman Awarded $3 Million in Bellwether IVC Filter Injury Case
Thousands of IVC filter injury lawsuits have been filed against Cook Medical, one of the country’s leading medical device manufacturers. The lawsuits allege, among other things, that some of the company’s IVC filter devices are defective and unreasonably unsafe. IVC filter recipients are demanding to be compensated for the injuries these devices have caused. Recently,… read moreRead More