Inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters) are intended to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and becoming a life-threatening pulmonary embolism (blockage caused by blood clots migrating to the pulmonary artery around the lungs). However, the risk of complications involved with these medical devices is higher than most other medical devices approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
At Lee Murphy Law Firm, we help victims of IVC filter complications and their families hold the manufacturers of these devices responsible for defective product design and manufacture. Bard Recovery ®, Bard G2 ®, Cook Celect™ and Cook Günther Tulip™ filters commonly fracture or cause penetration and perforation of other bodily organs after being implanted.
Pieces of the filter can move or migrate through the patient’s veins to the heart, causing life-threatening symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, fluid buildup and sudden death. If they penetrate the walls of other organs, they may cause damage and internal bleeding. The filters can cause a list of possible complications, including the exact complications they are intended to prevent.
If you or a loved one has experienced health problems following an IVC filter implant, call our Houston, Texas, law firm today to speak with a lawyer. We will help you understand your legal options and how we can hold these manufacturers accountable for negligence.
Contact our law firm with questions and issues regarding:
- FDA warning and IVC filters
- IVC filter complications
- Bard Recovery filter systems
- Bard G2 IVC filters
- Cook Celect vena cava filters
- Cook Günther Tulip vena cava filters
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We handle all legal matters for our clients throughout the U.S., from the beginning to the resolution of their cases. We thoroughly investigate potential cases. We will work to prepare your case for the best possible outcome to recover damages and expenses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term care
- Other related expenses
IVC filter manufacturers have a responsibility to design safe and effective products, which is no different from the responsibility all other medical device manufacturers bear. Our attorneys have the resources and skills to pursue your case aggressively. We are efficient and effective in protecting your best interests while pursuing your maximum compensation.
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