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Removal Guidelines of IVC Filters
A number of organizations and agencies are involved in developing guidelines for the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1 and National Guideline Clearinghouse2 have issued recommendations for the use and retrieval of IVC filters. In addition, the ... READ MORE

Risks Associated With an IVC Filter
Physicians use inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent the arterial blockages known as pulmonary embolisms. They insert the filters through veins – a process that can sometimes be risky. Blood clots, filter fractures, filter migration, or filter erosion may occur. Pain, including back pain, ... READ MORE

Complications of an IVC Filter
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, which prevent blockage of arteries leading to the lungs, can cause both short-term and long-term complications. There are many adverse outcomes which may occur both during and after the placement of the filter. It is important that doctors place the filters carefully ... READ MORE

Complications During Surgery
Blood clots can develop in the veins of the leg or pelvis. These clots (known as deep vein thrombosis1) sometimes break up. Pieces of the clot can then travel to and cause a blockage in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). When this occurs, the clot particles may cause serious injury or death. An inferior ... READ MORE

Filing a Lawsuit for an IVC Filter Injury
A large vein (the inferior vena cava1 or IVC) carries blood from the lower body to the heart. Patients at risk from blood clots in the leg and pelvis may suffer serious injury or even die if pieces of these clots travel up to the heart or lungs (pulmonary embolism). For patients at risk, physicians may ... READ MORE

Finding an Attorney for an IVC Filter Lawsuit
The inferior vena cava1 (or IVC) is a large vein in the abdomen. Blood returns from the lower body to the heart via the inferior vena cava. Some patients are at risk for deep vein thrombosis, where blood clots form in the leg or pelvis. If these clots break up, pieces may travel to the lungs and heart. ... READ MORE

IVC Filter FDA Warning
In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an initial warning about inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.1 As more studies are published about the risks of the long-term use of the device, the more likely that lawsuits will be successful. IVC filters IVC filters are used to prevent blood ... READ MORE

IVC Filter Legal FAQ
If you had adverse effects from an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter that was left in place too long or malfunctioned, you likely have questions. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about IVC filter placement. What is an IVC filter? IVC filters are cone-shaped devices placed in the inferior ... READ MORE

Migration of an IVC Filter
If you suffer a blood clot in your leg or pelvis, pieces of the clot may travel through the body. If they cause a blockage in the lungs (otherwise known as pulmonary embolism1), the side effects can be very serious. Patients suffering a pulmonary embolism may subsequently die. If you are at high risk ... READ MORE

Compatibility of IVC Filter
Medical professionals use inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent blood clots and other material from interfering with the operation of your heart’s inferior vena cava. They generally insert these filters through a vein and use imaging technology to place them near your heart. These filters are ... READ MORE

 

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