IVC Filters

Lea en español

Filtros IVCIVC, or inferior vena cava, filters are small, cone-shaped devices that may be surgically inserted just below your kidneys to catch blood clots that have broken loose from one of the deep veins in your leg. The objective is to prevent the clot from reaching your lungs or heart. A surgeon will typically implant the IVC filter using a catheter through a small incision in your neck or groin.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a significant number of patients who have received an IVC filter have reported adverse side effects, including:

  • Movement or repositioning of the filter after insertion
  • The detachment of parts of the filter after insertion
  • Tears developing in the filter
  • The failure or collapse of the filter

Most medical professionals believe that any problems with the IVC arise because the filters are left in the body longer than necessary. Thus far, though, manufacturers have not developed ways to easily retrieve the filters, as they tend to become overgrown with new cells in a matter of weeks.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury after the insertion of an IVC filter, GetLegal has the tools and resources to help you find skilled legal representation to protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory, look for your geographic location and find the best lawyer for your situation.

Defective Drugs & Medical Devices Topics

Latest Articles

Four Things to Know About Traffic Stops

  You’re driving down the road; you glance down at the speedometer and see that you’re driv…

11 Dec 2018, Tuesday

Small Claims Court: An Overview

  Let’s say that you have a dispute with your landlord. You were asked to pay a security depo…

10 Dec 2018, Monday

Divorce and Taxes

  If you are facing a divorce, you know that there are plenty of difficult, even painful questi…

07 Dec 2018, Friday