When a medical device fails, there are untold outcomes. In the short term, there can be health issues and immediate need for treatment. In the long term, it can mean the loss of income and a reduction in quality of life. IVC filters are designed to prevent blood clots but two brands of the filters have been doing more harm than good.
In both brands of the failing IVC filters, the devices have been known to break apart inside the patient’s body. They can also move within the body, potentially piercing internal organs. IVC filters do important jobs: they prevent blood clots and pulmonary embolism. But if the device can’t work correctly, and in fact does more harm than good, then patients and doctors alike need to be made aware.You can also look for Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits to contact IVC Filter Injury Lawyers.
As more lawsuits pile up by the day, Bard and Cook Medical will have to face their consumers in court. Bard recently argued that their IVC filters were FDA approved and provided “significant benefits” for patients, LAS.com reports. Considering the deaths and critical injuries caused by the device, patients, and their lawyers will argue otherwise.
If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, speak to your doctor about how long the device needs to stay in. As soon as you are out of the pulmonary embolism woods, specialists say the filter should be removed before it can malfunction and do long term damage. Of course, consult with your doctor about any concerns that you may have.