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IVC Filter Injury Lawyers in Nebraska

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 dangerous. 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
  • Stroke

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.

FDA Recommendation

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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