An IVC filter (inferior vena cava filter) is a device that surgeons implant in the veins of patients during a surgical procedure to prevent blood clots from entering into a patient’s lungs. The IVC filter device is an alternative to blood thinning medication. An IVC filter has the appearance similar to a coat hanger.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports about IVC filters. These adverse reports state that patients have experienced punctured organs, blood vessels, and filter migration to different parts of the body. In 2010, the FDA released a warning about IVC filters stating that these devices have various risks and should be removed as soon as the risk of blood clot subsides. The IVC filter can break loose and migrate throughout the body causing serious injuries and/or death.
IVC filters are made by C.R. Bard and Cook Group Inc. There are three brands in particular that have been the subject of various lawsuits: the Bard Recovery filter, the Bard G2 filter, and the Bard G2 Express filter.
Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug and medical device manufacturers who market “dangerous medical devices or drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturers of IVC filters but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against IVC filters in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.
At Solberg Stewart Miller, in medical device cases, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating IVC filters contact Mike Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).