New York IVC Filter Injury Lawyer
IVC filters are supposed to prevent pulmonary embolisms. Unfortunately, studies show that IVC filters might not be effective. To make matters worse, many IVC filters have been known to fail after surgery, leaving IVC filter patients susceptible to severe, long term, and even life-threatening injuries.
Why are IVC filters failing? Thousands of lawsuits in the United States argue that IVC filters are defective. Specifically, IVC filters have been known to break, migrate, and tilt in the body. This can lead to serious injuries, including organ perforation, internal bleeding, and even pulmonary embolism – which is what these devices are specifically designed to prevent.
Have you or a loved one suffered health complications or an injury because of a defective IVC filter? You may be entitled to compensation. Do not hesitate the contact the experienced NYC personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. We’ll fight to hold the medical device company responsible and demand the money you deserve.
Your first consultation is free, so call our NYC law firm to schedule yours today. We’re always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
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Why Should I Hire an IVC Filter Injury Lawyer?
IVC filters are supposed to make your life better, not leave you struggling with painful injuries and a reduced quality of life. Unfortunately, a medical device company failed to disclose the risks of your IVC filter with you and your doctor. Now you’re forced to live with the consequences.
Don’t let them off the hook. Make them take responsibility for the harm they’ve caused. If you don’t, you’ll have to shoulder the costs and others will be in danger of getting hurt, just like you.
Even though you may have a legitimate argument for damages, it can be tough to get money in your hands. Hiring an attorney can make a huge difference. When you turn to an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help, you can rest assured that your case is in experienced and skilled hands.
You can focus on getting better while we handle all aspects of your IVC filter lawsuit. We’ll take an aggressive and tough approach to your case. We’ll investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, consult with experts, and build a strong case that’s designed to get you maximum compensation.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have more than 200 combined years of legal experience. We know the laws and procedures that might affect your case inside and out. We’ve gone toe-to-toe with the medical-industrial complex before and won. Now that you’ve gotten hurt, we’re here to help you, too.
Give us a call to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment. We represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.
What Are IVC Filters?
Sometimes certain people – particularly the elderly and accident victims- are susceptible to developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots. Many of these people aren’t great candidates for traditional blood clot treatments, such as blood thinners and anticoagulants. That’s where inferior vena cava filters are supposed to help.
IVC filters are small, spider-like devices that are inserted into the inferior vena cava. The inferior vena cava is a large vein that brings deoxygenated blood from the lower half of your body to your heart. The IVC filter is secured in the vein with several spider-like metal legs that extend from the body of the filter. When a blood clot dislodges and travels through the vein, it should ideally be trapped in the filter.
In theory, IVC filters sound great. In practice, however, they appear to do more harm than good.
How Are IVC Filters Defective?
Studies show that IVC blood clot filters may be defective for a variety of reasons.
Migration and Shifting: IVC filters are supposed to stay in place once they’re inserted into the vein by a surgeon. However, some IVC filters move from their original location. This can cause extensive damage to the inferior vena cava and surrounding tissue.
Fracture: The small metal legs on IVC filters have been known to break off from the body of the device after implantation. These legs can travel through the vein and cause serious injuries, including organ perforation, tissue damage, and infection. Patients have even reportedly died after the fractured device traveled to the heart or lungs.
Clogs: IVC filters are supposed to trap blood clots that travel through the inferior vena cava. Over time, blood clots can clog the device and prevent blood from circulating through the body.
Difficulty Removing Retrievable Devices: Today, all IVC filters are retrievable. They’re only supposed to be a short-term solution. In fact, the FDA advises removing an IVC filter between 29 days and 54 days after implantation. Unfortunately, many surgeons have difficulty removing retrievable IVC filters. The devices become lodged in the patient, especially if they have moved or broken in the body.
Patients have been suffering from complications related to IVC filter defects for years. Despite this, IVC filter manufacturers continue to market the devices and sell them to vulnerable patients like you. If you’ve been hurt because of a defect in your IVC filter, do not hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn about your legal rights and options.
What Health Risks Are Associated With IVC Filter Defects?
IVC filters are supposed to keep you safe if your doctors think you might develop blood clots. Unfortunately, the devices are associated with many adverse health events. Commonly reported IVC filter complications include:
- Perforated veins, vessels, or arteries
- Organ damage
- Tissue damage
- Internal bleeding
- Reduced blood flow
- Venous thrombosis
- DVT, and
- Pulmonary embolism, and
You might be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has struggled with these or other health issues after you received an IVC filter implant. Our NYC personal injury lawyers will help you fight to maximize your financial award. There’s no risk in asking for our help, so give us a quick call to set up a free consultation today.
We Handle All NYC IVC Filter Lawsuits
There are dozens of IVC filters on the market. Those devices are manufactured by a handful of different companies. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re prepared to help you with your IVC filter injury lawsuit, no matter which device caused you to get hurt.
We handle all IVC filter cases, including those involving:
- C.R. Bard Denali IVC Filter
- C.R. Bard G2 and G2 Express IVC Filters
- C.R. Bard Recovery IVC Filter
- Cook Gunter Tulip IVC Filter
- Cook Celect IVC Filter
- Cordis OptEase IVC Filter
- Boston Scientific Greenfield IVC Filter, and more.
Can’t make it int our office to talk about your IVC filter lawsuit? That’s okay; we’ll come to you. Our legal team will gladly travel to meet you at your home, place of work, or even the hospital while you’re in recovery. We’ll do whatever we can to make the process as easy as possible. All you have to do is call and ask for help. It’s that simple.
IVC Filter Manufacturers Can Be Strictly Liable For Defective Products
When a company like C.R. Bard or Cook Medical sells an IVC filter in New York, it has to make sure the device is safe. If a company fails to that, it might be liable for resulting injuries under New York state’s product liability laws.
In New York, a medical device company can be strictly liable for damages if a product is defective or if that company failed to warn consumers about known risks. This is precisely what many IVC filter lawsuits claim.
Plaintiffs don’t just argue that IVC filters are defective, but also that manufacturers failed to warn doctors and patients about potential health risks. In fact, there’s even evidence to suggest that manufacturers knew that IVC filters failed, but continued to market them without warnings, anyway. As a result, IVC filter patients have suffered a host of avoidable injury and death.
When you’re hurt because of a defective or unreasonably dangerous product in New York, you have the right to pursue compensation with a product liability lawsuit. You can potentially recover monetary damages to compensate for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
However, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. It’s important to speak with an experienced New York IVC Filter lawyer as soon as you can.
Call to Schedule Your Free Consultation
You weren’t told the risks associated with getting an IVC filter. You deserve compensation from the medical device company that took away your right to make informed decisions about your health. IVC filter companies have already been ordered to pay millions in damages to injured patients like you.
The New York City personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will fight to help you get the money you deserve. There is no cost for your first consultation, so give us a quick call today.