IVC Filter Lawsuits

IVC Filter Lawsuits in West Virginia

During surgery, if the devices used for placing inside the body cavity malfunction later on, it can create a lot of issues for the patient. One such problem happens with IVC filters.

The inferior vena cava or IVC is a major vein that is responsible for carrying blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. If a patient is suffering from pulmonary embolism, then they go for the procedure where an IVC filter which is a spider-like wire gets inserted into the vein of the patient.

The purpose of IVC filer is to prevent blood from clotting which can enter your heart or lung, kidney or brain. This device breaks the blood clots before they reach the organs and increase the problem for the patient. The patient who cannot take anticoagulant drugs for preventing blood clots gets this device for the purpose. This filter should be removed from the patient’s body in six to twelve weeks. If the filter remains in the body for more time, then it can cause severe problems.

According to the claim of the lawsuit, the IVC filters are defectively designed and that is why they are failing at an alarming rate.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from issues regarding IVC filter malfunction, then you can file a case with us at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group . Our experienced West Virginia IVC filter lawyer can help you with filing the lawsuit.

Things To Know About IVC Filter Lawsuit in West Virginia

The lawsuit of IVC filter claims that the metal filter breaks inside the body and the fragments move through the bloodstream and potentially damage the organs. The lawsuit gets filed against the manufacturer company of the device as they knew about the defect and yet failed to inform the medical practitioners about the potential dangers it poses to the patients.

The Injuries and Side Effects of VC Filter Malfunctioning for the Patients

Many patients have reported about the IVC blood clot filter falling apart inside the body and the metal device or the pieces of it getting flown through the bloodstream or crossing the vein walls moving in the heart and lung, potentially damaging them.

Also, the blood clots get formed in the same place where the device has been inserted. If you or your loved ones had the IVC filter inserted and it malfunctioned, then the following injuries can happen in case it is minor,

  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Hypotension
  • Problems with heart rhythm
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Neck pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Internal bleeding

If the injuries caused by the device is severe, then it can lead to stroke, internal bleeding, pulmonary embolism, and death.

Compensation From IVC Filter Lawsuit

If you or your loved ones have sustained injuries from IVC filter malfunction, then you can claim the following compensations

  • Expenses for all past and future medical procedure, treatment and medicine
  • Expenses for physical pain and emotional trauma
  • Expenses for the excruciating recovery process
  • Wage loss
  • Future loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damage if any

Come to Mountaineer Criminal Law Group and let our West Virginia IVC filter lawyer take care of your claim.

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