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IVC Filter Complications—What You Should Know

Were you or someone you love fitted with an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter due to being at risk for sudden artery blockages or pulmonary embolism? Did you suffer health problems due to the device? If so, it’s important to know that you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation for your complication-related expenses.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Connecticut defective product lawyers have helped many people who were hurt by IVC filters. We know that the devices can cause serious harm to the people who have them implanted in their bodies, as they can break down and move to other places inside patients’ bodies. Common IVC filter complications include:

  • Reduced effectiveness due to device malfunction
    IVC filters are supposed to work for many years, but when they break down inside the body, they may become less effective or stop working completely. That can put patients at risk for the conditions their IVC filters were supposed to treat, including blood clots.
  • Organ damage
    Pieces of IVC filters may break off and damage organs due to being carried through patients’ bloodstreams. The damage can be severe enough to cause life-threatening complications.

What Should You Do if You Have an IVC Filter?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that patients who have IVC filters get them removed as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed. In addition to having the devices removed, patients who were harmed by IVC filters should also get in touch with a lawyer right away.

Don’t wait to get experienced legal help—contact Carter Mario Law Firm today. IVC filter injuries can be serious, disabling, and even life-threatening, and we want to help you get the compensation you deserve.