IVC Filters

Mass Tort Attorneys in Las Vegas

We trust our doctors to point us in the right direction and give the best medical decisions regarding the health for us and our family. Unfortunately, they don’t always have all the information they need. IVC filters are an example of devices promised to doctors and their patients to be of great medical assistance but was later shown to cause serious health problems, even death.

The local mass tort attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, are currently investigating and accepting new claims related to a failed or defective IVC filter. The injuries, adverse health effects, pain, and medical expenses related to such a problem device is often traumatic and a difficult experience to overcome. We know we can't help heal you physically, but our team of experts want to help you get the financial compensation and legal justice you need and deserve to expedite recovery and improve future prospects.

IVC Filters & the Many Dangers Associated with Them

Hundreds of thousands of people develop blood clots (pulmonary embolisms) every year. One common way to treat ongoing blood clots and prevent them from recurring is through an IVC filter implantation. This device is primarily recommended and used in patients dealing with deep vein thrombosis in their legs and are designed to prevent any clots from migrating up their legs to the heart, lungs, or brain, which could be fatal.

The issue with certain IVC filters is a tendency to break down and fracture within the body. Two IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard and marketed as removable -- the G2 IVC Filter System and the Recovery IV Filter, are particularly notorious for this vulnerable and potentially fatal defect.

If an IVC filter fractures, the device's sharp metal shards can migrate through the blood stream to other parts of the body where they can cause serious damages to the heart, lungs, and other critical organs. Should this happen, invasive and expensive surgery is often required. Other serious health problems associated with failed or defective IVC filters include:

  • Persistent chest pains and/or shortness of breath
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Organ and tissue damages
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Respiratory issues
  • Death

Since IVC filters entered the market in 2005, the FDA has been flooded with thousands of patient complaints and reports. In 2010, the FDA issued its first safety warning highlighting the health risks and underscoring that filters should be removed as soon as the patient's risk for blood clots subsides. In 2014, they updated this warning and recommended timely removal (generally 29-54 days). Unfortunately, this warning came too late for some and remained unknown for others.

File Your Claim with Mass Tort Attorneys in Las Vegas

If you or someone you loved were injured or killed because of a failed or defective IVC device, then now is the time to get justice. Contact the mass tort attorneys in Las Vegas of GGRM at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation. Our attorneys are now accepting claims and want to hear your story.