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Georgia IVC Filter Attorney Helping Those Injured Due to Filter Failure

People who undergo surgery or have suffered a severe injury are at risk of forming life-threatening blood clots. Fortunately, there are ways of managing this risk, but the options can be challenging to understand. In these situations, we rely upon our medical professionals’ knowledge, skill, and experience to prescribe the best possible treatment, which sometimes requires the implantation of cutting-edge medical devices. Unfortunately, and unknown to the physicians, these devices can sometimes carry serious risks of complications and side effects. IVC filters are a good example – in the last ten years, we have begun to recognize that IVC filters are not as safe as we previously thought. If you have suffered health issues due to an IVC filter, a Georgia IVC filter attorney can help you understand your options and, if necessary, pursue a claim for compensation. 

A Georgia IVC Filter Attorney Explains Product Dangers

Blood clots following surgery can be fatal for many people. While blood-thinning medications are widely used to minimize this risk, some people have adverse reactions to these medications. The IVC filter was designed for patients who could not take blood-thinning medications to address the risk of blood clots. 

IVC filters are devices that are surgically inserted into the largest vein of the body, the inferior vena cava or “IVC” for short. These small metal devices are designed to prevent blood clots from traveling from elsewhere in the body to the heart or lungs, where they could cause a pulmonary embolism. There are two types of IVC filters: 

  1. Permanent filters for long-term use.
  2. Retrievable filters that are for temporary use and designed to be removed once there is no risk of blood clots forming. Retrievable filters have the option of being left in for an extended period as well. 

While pulmonary embolisms are often fatal, IVC filters, unfortunately, carry their own hazards. We recommend you speak with a Georgia IVC filter attorney if you have suffered adverse health consequences. 

What Are the Dangers of IVC Filters in Georgia?

Studies conducted as long ago as 2010 indicated IVC filters posed severe risks to patients’ health. That same year, the FDA received more than 900 complaints concerning injuries caused by these devices, prompting the agency to issue a safety warning and recommend physicians closely monitor their patients and remove them as soon as possible. 

Studies have suggested IVC filters were being overutilized and not removed as frequently as they should be. In addition, physicians were not adequately monitoring the health of their patients following implantation, which is problematic for several reasons, but more so because of the two main risks associated with these devices: 

  1. Migration: the device moves from the location it was inserted and travels to other parts of the body. Migration of the device can lead to blood supply complications. It can be especially dangerous if the device makes its way to the heart or lungs. 
  2. Erosion, fracture, or simply falling apart: pieces of the device break off, which can lead to punctures of the vein, lungs, heart, or other organs.

The use of IVC filters has been linked to multiple deaths. In addition, IVC filters have been linked to several severe health issues and injuries, including the following: 

  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Blockages resulting in swelling of the legs
  • Perforated organs
  • Severe infection
  • Stroke
  • Embolisms
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Blood clots in the lungs
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Hypotension
  • Venous thromboembolic disease
  • Heart arrhythmia 

Many of these complications and side effects can be fatal or lead to life-long health problems. If you have experienced any of these illnesses or other health complications as a result of an IVC filter, you should contact a Georgia IVC filter attorney right away to protect your rights. 

A Georgia IVC Filter Attorney Explains Why You May Have a Legal Claim

Pharmaceutical companies have a legal duty to ensure their products are safe for consumers before going to market. When they fail to meet that obligation, they can be held liable for the harm they cause. As a result, thousands of class action and individual lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of various types of both permanent and retrievable IVC filters: 

  • Cook Medical
  • C.R. Bard
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Volcano Pharmaceuticals

These lawsuits seek to hold these companies liable based on the following allegations: 

  • The companies were negligent in marketing these devices
  • The companies failed to warn patients of the potential risk associated with using IVC filters
  • The failure of these filters is due to design and manufacturing defects
  • Manufacturers breached the implied warranty on these devices

Patients who these devices have injured have been awarded millions of dollars. Unfortunately, these types of lawsuits are extraordinarily complex. To be successful, you will need to show that the product is inherently dangerous and leads to health issues. This requires a tremendous amount of evidence, even if it seems obvious. In addition, you can expect the pharmaceutical company will deny any liability. They may even claim you are exaggerating the harm you suffered in an attempt to recover more compensation than you would ever be entitled to receive. Working with a Georgia IVC filter attorney can streamline the claim process and maximize your chances of success. 

Injured by an IVC Filter? Speak with Georgia IVC Filter Attorney Amber Gilormo 

The side effects and complications associated with IVC filters can be severe and, in some cases, fatal. If you have suffered adverse health consequences due to an IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Georgia IVC filter lawyer Amber Gilormo founded Gilormo Injury Law to help those who were facing crises in their lives. Compassionate yet aggressive, she knows how to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harms they cause. If you think you may have a claim, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today to discuss your case with Amber and how she can help get you the compensation you deserve. 

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