New York Lawyer for IVC Filter Claims
Trusted Counsel from a New York Defective Medical Devices Attorney
IVC filters are small implants that are inserted into the Vena Cava vein in order to prevent dangerous blood clots from harming the patient. Unfortunately, many of these devices have proven to be incredibly dangerous. Victims and their families have already taken legal action against some of these manufacturers who are clearly liable for the devastating effects of their product.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by an IVC filter, then the time to seek legal counsel is now. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our team has recovered millions in compensation for clients who have been wronged by the actions of others. Our firm is equipped to handle these serious medical device claims and welcomes the opportunity to face the responsible corporations in a court of law.
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The Dangers of IVC Filters
IVC filters were designed as a multi-pronged, spider-like implant that rests in the Vena Cava vein. For patients who are experiencing circulatory issues, these prongs would catch and break up clots that pass through the Vena Cava, preventing them from harming the patient elsewhere in their body.
The issue is that several different versions of these filters have proven to have design and manufacturing flaws: The prongs become weakened over time and break away. These metal prongs can then travel to other areas of the body, causing significant, even life-threatening harm to the patient. In other cases, the entire implant becomes dislodged, causing serious complications.
Effects of IVC filters include:
- Respiratory issues
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Internal bleeding
IVC Claims: Who Is Liable?
There is substantial evidence against several IVC filter manufacturers that suggest that they knew about the dangers posed by their product and put it on the market anyway. Existing IVC claims have evidence of design defects, misrepresentation, a failure to warn patients/properly label the device, and other forms of liability. In one instance, it is even believed that a manufacturer forged documents in order to push their IVC filter on the market.
The following models have been involved in lawsuits:
- Bard G2 Express filter
- Bard G2 filter
- Bard Recovery filter
- Boston Scientific Greenfield filter
- Cook Gunther Tulip filter
- Cook Celect filter
If you or a loved one has been affected by one of these IVC filters—or any other IVC model—then we invite you to contact an experienced New York defective medical devices lawyer today. Our firm knows what it takes to secure results in these claims and is prepared to vividly put forth the hardships you and your family have been exposed to due to the inexcusable actions of these manufacturers.
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