National IVC Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Many Across the Country
An IVC filter could help prevent pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that develops in the body (most commonly the leg). Your inferior vena cava (IVC) is the major vein that brings oxygen-poor blood from the lower body back to the heart. The heart’s job is then to pump the blood to the lungs, thus oxygenating the blood. An IVC filter is a small, wiry device designed to help prevent clots. When the filter is placed in your IVC, the blood flows past the filter, but it catches blood clots and stops them from moving up to the heart and lungs, where real bodily harm can occur if a blood clot goes untreated.
Though IVC filters often perform as they were designed to and protect patients from dangerous blood clots, some filters are defective and have done more harm than good. The FDA has reported hundreds of cases of IVC filter devices that have moved within the body on their own, caused cuts or perforations, broken, or even caused the embolism they were designed to prevent. Greg Jones Law has represented plaintiffs across the country who’ve been made victims of defective medical devices and would like to hear your case. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.
What Complications Can Arise from Defective IVC Filters?
Though designed for life-saving care, IVC filters can be very dangerous if they are defective or improperly implemented. Some of the risks include injuries and conditions that can be life-altering or maybe even life-ending. The side effects of defective IVC filters include:
- Punctured veins and blood vessels
- Heart attacks
- Device migration or self-embedding
- Clots lodged within the IVC device
- Internal hemorrhaging
- Events like open-heart surgery as a result of device migration
If an IVC filter has caused an injury, whether it be one of the above or another injury unlisted here, the makers of the device could potentially be held liable. It is vital that you seek legal representation in addition to your medical needs. A lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation to pay for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Does a Victim Have Legal Recourse?
Like most things we’ve entrusted to keep us safe, IVC filters are placed in a vulnerable spot that could do us great harm if they were defective or implanted incorrectly. Sometimes the makers of IVC filters do not foresee the defects of their devices, but plaintiffs have accused the companies of knowing their filters were defective. What’s more, there have been claims that the creation of these devices was flawed from very early on in the testing stages, with corners cut and problems ignored.
If a medical device manufacturer can be determined to have known of the problems or risks in using their device but failed to tell patients and doctors, then they could be held accountable in a court of law. Attorneys at Greg Jones Law have experience defending injured victims from the makers of defective medical devices and offer a free consultation to study your claim.
How Could an Attorney Happen?
Medical companies are fiercely defended by teams of lawyers and insurance companies. These corporations are so powerful and financially successful that sometimes they believe they can simply use their size and influence to intimidate the patients they’ve wronged. But Americans who’ve been injured by products that manufacturers knew to be dangerous have rights and deserve to have their voices heard.
A defective medical device lawyer, particularly one with experience in IVC filter cases, could help you build your case for holding a company accountable. The sooner that an attorney hears your claim and starts examining the evidence, the better off your chances will be of getting compensation from the corporations that wronged you.
Who Should I Go to for Legal Representation?
Greg Jones Law has experience representing clients who’ve been injured by faulty IVC filters. Defective medical devices can be life-threatening. Recovery from physical and mental harm can be costly. Our law offices may be able to help you recover compensation, lost wages, and potentially seek punitive damages.
The attorneys at our law firm have experience arguing against powerful medical manufacturers and insurance companies. The sooner we hear your claim, the better our chances of building you a winning case. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.