Pursue Compensation For An Injury Caused By A Faulty IVC Filter
An inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) is a small, wire cage implanted in the IVC vein to capture blood clots before they travel into the lungs, which can cause a pulmonary embolism. These are designed to be temporary and only used in high-risk patients who cannot take a blood thinner.
Unfortunately, there are a variety of scenarios that can occur with an IVC filter, all of them extremely dangerous. At Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, our personal injury lawyers represent people in Lafayette, Louisiana, and across the country who have been left suffering from a faulty IVC filter.
IVC Filters Can Cause Serious Complications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that too many patients are not having them removed when the threat of pulmonary embolism has passed and accused manufacturers of not receiving proper approval for marketing of the device. The IVC filter could cause a number of problems, including:
- Breaking off and migrating from its spot, which can render it ineffective
- It can cause damage to internal organs or the IVC vein
- Parts can travel through the bloodstream to your heart or lungs
- The filter can become clogged with too many clots, effectively forming one large blood clot that can cut off proper blood flow
C.R. Bard and Cook are the main manufacturers of IVC filters, and they have already faced numerous claims of serious injuries.
We are aggressive trial attorneys who understand how the legal process works for pursuing compensation in these complex cases. Whether taking your case to trial or helping you join a class-action lawsuit, we will be by your side, putting you in the best position to recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys At Law, Today. No Fees Unless You Recover Compensation.
We invite you to contact us today at 337-988-7588 or 866-585-9292 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your claim. You will never have to worry about attorney fees, since we accept all cases on a contingency basis.