Lawsuit for Defective IVC Filter
During surgery, if a patient gets faulty or defective IVC and later on faces various types of complications, then they are entitled to damages and compensations. IVC devices are failing for patients at an alarming rate and keeping that in mind, we, Youngstown Criminal Law Group, are here offering our consultation and filing lawsuits so that the patients can get the rightful justice and compensations.
If you or your loved ones are dealing with the consequences of failing an IVC device that is resulting in organ damage, bleeding and severe or chronic pain, then come to us and let our experienced Cleveland IVC filter lawyer help you seek the rightful justice you deserve.
What Is IVC Filter?
The inferior vena cava or IVC is an important vein that is responsible for carrying blood from the lower body to the heart. When a patient is at high risk of pulmonary embolism or a blockage in one of the arteries in the lungs, an IVC filter which is similar to a spider-like wire is used to be inserted into this vein. The purpose of IVC filer is to prevent blood from forming clots that can go in the heart, lungs, kidney or brain through the bloodstream. It breaks the blood clots. This filter is used for patients who cannot take anticoagulant medication or the medicine that prevents blood from clotting.
Things to Know About IVC Filter Lawsuit
The manufacturers of defective IVC filters have not informed the medical providers about the defects of the device. This leads to the breaking of IVC while the metal pieces break and float around in the bloodstream injuring and damaging other organs. There are also charges for forging the signature in documents for getting approval from the FDA.
If your IVC has been malfunctioning, then the metal fragments are more likely to move through the body injuring the heart, lungs and other organs causing internal bleeding.
Our Cleveland IVC filter lawyer can help you claim damage so that you can get compensation for your further treatment and necessary procedures.
Injuries and Side Effects of IVC Filter
Reports on defective IVC filters show that the metal pieces go through the bloodstream working their way through the vein walls and damage other organs. In fact, there are evidence of blood clots forming in the same place where the device has been inserted.
The common injuries from your failing IVC filter can cause these situations:
- Chest pain
- Problems with heart rhythm
- Shortness of breath
- Neck pain
- Internal bleeding or hemorrhaging
In severe cases, if the metal pieces cause serious injuries, then it can lead to
- Pulmonary embolism
Compensation from IVC Filter Lawsuit
Our Cleveland IVC filter lawyer will successfully get the following damages if you have sustained injures from IVC filter defects.
- Past and future expenses for treatment of any injury caused by the IVC filter
- Past and future physical and mental suffering because of the injury and excruciating recovery process
- Wage loss because of the injury and treatment
- Potential loss of future employment opportunities
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
Come to Youngstown Criminal Law Group and let our Cleveland IVC filter lawyer take care of your severe harassment and pain.
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