27 Jul B Braun Vena Tech IVC Filter Lawsuit
IVC Filter Lawsuits are being filed nationwide due to complications with IVC Filters. If you were implanted with an IVC FIlter contact our office today for free information about your legal rights. B Braun, a German manufacturing company distributed the Vena Tech line of IVC Filters. Contact our office today for fee information related to an IVC Filter Lawsuit.
IVC Filter Complications
IVC Filter Tilt occurs when the IVC filter which should be centered in the Inferior Vena Cava tilts. IVC Filter Tilt is often the first complication an IVC Filter recipient experiences. IVC Filter Tilt can lead to other IVC Filter Complications
IVC Filter Migration occurs when the entire IVC Filter or a fractured portion of the IVC Filter breaks away from the implant position and moves or migrates to other organs. The Inferior Vena Cava emptied into the right atrium of the heart. Migration of an IVC Filter to the heart is a common IVC Filter complication and can lead to serious injury or death.
IVC Filter Fracture describes circumstance in which parts of the IVC Filter break off, often the struts or legs. Once a strut breaks away from the IVC Filter it can easily migrate to other organs and cause serious injury or death. A fractured strut may also perpetrate or perforate surrounding organs.
IVC Filter Perforation and Penetration describes a circumstance in which the IVC Filter, most often a fractured strut, penetrates the Inferior Vena Cava. Once the Inferior Vena Cava has been penetrated, the entire strut can escape the Inferior Vena Cava and perforate or tear surrounding organs. In some cases the IVC Filter may first migrate within the Inferior Vena Cava and then perforate the heart or other organ to which the IVC Filter Migrated.
IVC Filter Embolization describes a circumstance in which the IVC Filter becomes clogged with tissue or tissue grows around the IVC Filter. A “clogged” IVC Filter can cut off blood flow to the heart and lead to serious injury or death.
IVC Filter Embedment describes a circumstance that occurs most often with IVC Filters designed to be retrieval. The retrieval hook will often embed into the wall of the Inferior Vena Cava and make it difficult or impossible to remove the IVC Filter without open cavity surgery. In some cases surgeons are reluctant to remove an IVC Filter via open cavity surgery because the surgery itself may put the patient at extreme risk of injury or death.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
IVC Filter Lawsuit have been filed against a number of the manufacturers of these devices. Evidence shows that all makes and models of IVC Filters are subject to similar complications and malfunctions as described above. Our research shows that it is possible that over one million people in the United States may have been implanted with an IVC Filter and a large portion of those people may be at serious risk.
The only way to know if an IVC Filter has malfunctioned, without open cavity surgery, is to obtain an X Ray or other image of the device. Due to the fact that the IVC Filter recipient may not be experiencing any symptoms even if their device has malfunctioned, it is possible for an IVC Filter recipeint to be completely unaware of the risks they are currently in until the IVC Filter actually causes injury or death.
If you or a loved on were implanted with an IVC Filter, please contact our office today for free information to protect your legal rights and potentially your health.