IVC Filter Lawyer

in Austin, TX

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters can be lifesavers for those at risk for blood clots. However, studies have concluded that certain manufacturers’ filters can slip, fracture, and cause injury.

IVC filters are placed by doctors in order to catch blood clots before they can travel to the lungs or heart, resulting in pulmonary or cardiac embolism. Ideally, they do this while still allowing healthy blood flow. To this day, over 2 million IVC filters have been placed in patients.

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IVC Filter Complications

  • Filter migration, sometimes leading to difficult or impossible removal
  • Filter fracture, leading to debris in lungs or heart, potentially causing embolism
  • Perforation of the vena cava
  • Puncture of other organs
  • Adverse blood flow

Brands That Put Patients At Risk

While not every type of IVC filter has been linked to serious embolism, injuries, and death of patients, there are studies that have concluded that certain manufacturers’ IVC filters have migrated, fractured, and caused injury.

Suffering from IVC Filter Complications?

If you or a loved one have an IVC filter manufactured by Bard Peripheral Vascular, Cook Medical, or Cordis, please contact Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. without delay. It is crucial that patients and their families inform themselves and act to protect themselves from a potentially life-threatening situation. Manufacturers continue to make IVC filters that are not designed for permanent use despite knowing the risks – it’s our job to hold them accountable.

For a free initial consultation with Mr. Gabbay, call us today at 512-472-0404.