IVC Filter Attorney | Migration Perforation Blood Clot Lawsuit

According to numerous studies, the use of certain filters used in the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) has been associated with an increased risk of severe medical complications, including death. Some of the most common complications have included blood clots (including deep vein thrombosis), migration of the filter, infiltration, and perforation of the vena cava. ICV filters have been used on patients over the past decade who have developed or are at a heightened risk of developing DVT, pulmonary embolism, or are immobile because of surgery or a physical trauma.

Lawsuit Information
Individuals harmed by the use of defective medical devices have the right to seek recovery for all damages suffered. Below is information regarding IVC filters believed to have caused severe medical complications, as well as legal analysis on possible recovery via class action or single party lawsuits against at-fault manufacturers of the product. If you have any further legal questions or would like to learn more about current pending litigation against manufacturers feel free to contact our top law offices. All legal consultations are provided free of charge by one of our skilled attorneys with experience in ICV filter cases.

Common Risks and Complications
Some of the risks and dangers associated with the implantation of the device include the following:

  • Filter migration.
  • Fracturing of the device.
  • Perforation of the device, particularly a perforation of the lungs, heart, and vena cava
  • Migration of the filter, requiring takedown surgery.
  • Blood clots and DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
  • Moderate to severe chest pain.

If you have any of these symptoms or issues, immediately contact a medical professional to acquire treatment. After that, contact a qualified attorney who has experience in ICV filter lawsuits.

Filing a Defective Product Lawsuit – Winning Your Case in the Court of Law
Generally, product liability claims can be proven in one of three ways: (1) Defect in the product’s design, (2) Defect in the manufacturing process, and (3) Defect in the labeling.

  1. Defect in Design: A defective design claim can be established at the time of production when there is a comparable design available that encompasses a similar level of efficacy with a greatly reduced probability of harm for consumers.
  2. Defect in Manufacturing: When the distributed and sold medical device markedly differs from the originally approved design and, as a result, poses a greater risk of harm to the end user.
  3. Defect in Labeling: Failure to properly warn end user and the medical community with potential harms and the risk-benefit analysis associated with the use of the product.

To determine which category the product falls under, contact an expert attorney with expertise in ICV filter injury lawsuits.

Compensation Available For Injured Individuals
Victims of harm due to the use of a defective medical device have the right to seek out compensation for all damages suffered. Our experienced lawyers can give you more information on earning potential and what determines these damages.  Specific damages compensable in such cases include the following:

1. All current medical and health-related expenses.

2. All future medical and rehabilitation expenses.

3. Economic damages, including loss of income and future loss of earning capacity as a result of long-term injury or permanent disability.

4. Non-economic damages – this includes pain and suffering as well as the emotional distress suffered by victims of personal injury.

5. Punitive damages – courts will award punitive damage when the at-fault party acted with either the intent to cause harm or in reckless indifference for the life and health of patients using their medical devices. These damages are hard to win, and only an accomplished attorney with experience handling ICV injury claims will be able to secure them for your settlement.

Attorney Consultation – Free Case Review: If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our top-rated law offices. All legal consultations and case reviews are provided free of charge by an experienced attorney. You can ask any questions you want about your case and we will give you our input on what we believe is the best path forward. All of our clients are given zero fee guarantees on their claims as well. There is no point during the litigation process that you pay for our services out of your own pockets; our fees come from the settlement we earn for you at the end of the case, thus guaranteeing that your savings stay intact. If we lose, you don’t owe us anything.

Contact Normandie Law Firm today to speak to a lawyer experienced in ICV injury cases.

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