Side Effects and Injuries
When an individual’s body creates blood clots, it is a common treatment
option to provide blood thinners or anticoagulants. Unfortunately, these
treatment options don’t always work for everyone. When this is the
case, there has to be some other option available. This is when IVC filters
are sometimes introduced to patients. IVC filters are medical devices
that are placed in the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the human
body. This is supposed to be a safe procedure, but can sometimes become
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IVC filters serve, essentially, as nets for blood clots. They prevent the
blood clots from reaching the lungs and causing pulmonary embolisms. While
these devices are helpful in theory, there are many situations in which
they can become a big problem to the patient’s health.
Some common side effects of IVC filters include:
- Perforation of the inferior vena cava
- Migration of the IVC filter
- Inability to remove the IVC filter
- Broken prongs
Oftentimes, when the device fails or breaks, it can let blood clots flow
through the vein and into the lungs causing pulmonary embolism and even
death. More and more patients and doctors are reporting problems associated
with IVC filters.
With so many problems being reported, the FDA has made recommendations
that any IVC filter implanted in a patient should be removed between 29
and 54 days after the procedure in order to avoid serious problems. Not
all doctors follow these instructions. When they don’t and injury
occurs, it is possible for the injured patient to take legal action. Cases
involving IVC filters are usually brought forth against the physician
as well as the manufacturer of the faulty product. It is important to
understand your rights and learn how our Nebraska IVC filter injury attorneys
can help you.
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