19 Jul Boston Scientific Faces Lawsuits Over IVC Filters
IVC Filter Lawsuits allege severe injury and death caused by Boston Scientific Greenfield IVC Filters as well as other brands of IVC Filter devices. If you were implanted with an IVC filter, contact our office today for free information related to the dangers associated with IVC Filters as well as information regarding your legal rights. Our attorneys are accepting cases for clients with Boston Scientific IVC Filter Lawsuit claims.
Why are IVC Filter Lawsuit being Filed Against Boston Scientific?
IVC Filter Recipients who were implanted with Boston Scientific as well as other brands of IVC Filters are filing IVC Filter Lawsuits nationwide. These IVC Lawsuit Complaints allege that IVC Filters have malfunctioned in a variety of ways often causing severe injury and even death.
Many of the IVC Filter Lawsuits which have already been filed allege death caused by a Boston Scientific IVC filter as well as other brands of IVC Filters. Filings in many of these IVC Filter Lawsuits allege that the Boston Scientific Greenfield IVC filter broke away from where it was implanted and move or migrated to the heart. The implantation site of the IVC Filter in the Inferior Vena Caca is below and near the heart. When the IVC moves or migrates, it is carried by the blood flowing through the Inferior Vena Cava Filter, which empties directly into the heart. Once the metal IVC Filter enters the heart, it can easily cause damage often resulting in death.
In other Lawsuits against Boston Scientific over its Green Field IVC filters, allegations that the IVC Filter broke apart, or fractured are common. In these case’s the broken parts of the IVC filter can migrate or move to the heart, lungs as well as other vital organs. The struts or legs of the Greenfield IVC Filter resemble needles when they are broken away from the device. Like a needle edges of broken IVC filter parts can be very sharp. Once these needle like parts are free to move around inside of the body, they can easily puncture, tear or penetrate any number of vital organs or other bodily structures such as the spine.
In 2014 the FDA advised doctors that implant IVC Filter to closely monitor patients who are implanted with IVC filters and remove the filters as soon as possible. Hopefully this advisory will help to prevent future IVC recipients from being injured however, the Boston Greenfield IVC Filter was first put on the market in the US in 1985. The 2014 FDA advisory regarding IVC Filters does not address the large number of Greenfield IVC Filters implanted in the 29 years before the FDA Advisory was issued. The majority of the Greenfield IVC Filters implanted were implanted before the 2014 notice. Most surgeons discharge patients within a few months of implanting an IVC Filter and have no further contact with the patient. These facts leave most IVC Filter patients without a doctor with significant knowledge of IVC Filters to follow up on their implant to insure the patient is not in danger.
How Do I Protect Myself?
Contact our office today for free information regarding the dangers of IVC Filters and the measures many IVC Filter recipients are taking to protect their health. Our office will also provide information on your potential right to file an IVC Filter Lawsuit.