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Parian Law Firm Pursuing Claims for IVC Filter Injuries

Posted on - Sunday, September 27, 2015 under Dangerous Drugs & Products

If you have suffered from complications relating to an implanted inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, you may have a claim for compensation against the manufacturer of the device.

The Parian Law Firm, a west Georgia personal injury and defective medical device law firm serving clients across the country, is currently investigating and pursuing claims for damages on behalf of individuals who may have been harmed by these devices.

Defective IVC filters have been associated with a range of serious health problems, including:

  • Chronic chest pain
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Respiratory problems
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Organ and tissue damage
  • Death

IVC Filters Break and Leave Pieces That Can Damage Vital Organs

Usually implanted in patients dealing with deep vein thrombosis in their legs, IVC filters are designed to prevent blood clots from migrating up from the legs to the heart, lungs, or brain, where they could be fatal.

Some IVC filters are permanent implants while others are removable if and when the risk of blood clots goes away. The issues that have arisen are primarily related to two removable IVC filters – the G2 IVC Filter System and the Recovery IV Filter – both manufactured by C.R. Bard, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

The problem with both devices is that they have been shown to be particularly vulnerable to breaking down and fracturing inside the body. When an IVC filter fractures, parts of the device – including sharp metal shards – can migrate to other parts of the body where they can cause severe damage to vital organs including the heart and lungs, where they can cause severe bleeding and other potentially fatal problems.

When a broken IVC filter is discovered inside a patient, they will typically require surgery to have the defective device, along with any parts that may have broken off from the device, removed.

Thousands of reports and complaints have been filed with the Food and Drug Administration since the filters were introduced in 2005, and lawsuits are being filed by patients who have suffered from broken IVC filters that have left broken pieces in their bodies and caused numerous health complications and even death.

Parian Law Firm: Experienced Georgia Defective Medical Device Lawyers

At the Parian Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing individuals who have been harmed by defective medical devices. We are committed to holding the manufacturers of defective devices such as IVC filters responsible for the damage they cause and are passionate about obtaining compensation and justice for our clients.

If you or a loved one have questions or concerns about IVC filters, please give us a call at (770) 727-5550 or chat live online with a member of our staff today. We can discuss your situation, evaluate your potential claim, and advise you of your options. We look forward to assisting you.