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IVC Filter Lawsuit – Average Case Settlement Value

The IVC filter is a device used on thousands of patients in the United States each year. Unfortunately, the use of the device has been linked to an increased risk of severe health complications resulting from filter migration or a fracturing of the device. Such complications may include perforation, blood clots, DVT, and death.

One of the most common questions asked by our prospective clients regards the amount of compensation a victim will be able to receive in a case. What is important to note is that every single case is different; comprising of a unique set of facts and circumstances that result in different settlement or jury verdicts. Some of the most common factors in determining the value of a lawsuit include the following.

  1. The severity and magnitude of the injuries suffered.
  2. The length of time require to properly heal form the injuries suffered. Whether the injuries result in a long term or permanent disability; and a requirement for nursing and home care.
  3. Economic damages – including all medical and hospitalization costs; lost income and future loss of wages.
  4. All future medical and rehabilitation costs – requirement to removal and takedown surgeries and any.
  5. Emotional loss – including pain and suffering, post traumatic stress and other issues identified to have resulted from the traumatic incident which took place. Compensation for emotional distress
  6. Availability for Punitive Damages (the egregiousness of manufacturers behavior) – in instances where the at fault party acted with either the intent to cause harm or acted in reckless indifference for the life and health of others the courts will grant the awarding of punitive damages. Based on recent supreme court opinions punitive damages can be as much as 10 timed the actual damaged suffered. Unfortunately many medical device manufacturers attempt to downplay the known risks associated with the implantation of their products so as to pass FDA approval guidelines much to detriment of the end user (patient).
  7. Wrongful Death Claim Values – wrongful death claims are values bases on several factors which are slightly different than claims where the individual was injured but was able to survive.

Depending on the injuries suffered an IVC filter claim can result in a settlement or verdict in the range of $200,000.00 and $750,000.00. Such numbers are mere averages; since every case is different the value of your specific case will vary.

Attorney Consultation and Second Opinion Available:  Unfortunately many law firms lack the experience knowledge and resources necessary to maximize the value of a defective medical device claim. If you already have legal representation on your case and would like a second opinion or a case review please feel free to contact our offices.  More so, if you are not being represented by any firm and have any further questions regarding claims against manufacturers of defective medical equipment and implants feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultations are provided by our office free of charge.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Statute of Limitations IVC Filter Lawsuit

Migration Perforation Blood Clot Lawsuit

13 Comments



» Vickie bonner said: { Nov 7, 2016 - 03:11:18 }

I have a cook ivc filter. I’ve had it more than 2 years. I haven’t had any problems with it even though I’ve been told it can’t be removed. An attorney contacted me months ago but don’t. Remember his name.

» Benjamin C Reed said: { Jan 9, 2017 - 04:01:23 }

My name is Benjamin reed.In 2005 I had an optease ivc filter placed in me.Several years later I started to throw more blood clots.I had to go back on thinners,but the filter is still inside me.I was told go back to eat drink whatever I wanted too.And I did just that.The total number of clots I have passed is 7.

» Joshua Robinson said: { Mar 27, 2017 - 09:03:19 }

I have the IVC filter which has now been in for 10 years I have legal representation but according to them they haven’t even touched the paperwork it’s been over a year so I want a second opinion things have went wrong and just curious to know what the payout would be and how fast the case would be able to be settled if possible please contact me by phone curious to get some insight from a second opinion

» David Baker said: { Mar 29, 2017 - 10:03:52 }

I have an attorney but they haven’t done anything and its been over a year… I am currently waiting for a letter releasing me as their client.. I’m looking for new representation. .I had an IVC filter put in in 2006 and have had problems since.. Now it has grew into my vein so now it cant be removed.. I have had multiple clots in my lungs and leg and think the filter is to blame.. Recently I was told by a doctor during one of my multiple hospital stays that a piece of the filter has poked through my vein and is touching my spine..I was put on blood thinners and was told it would be for the rest of my life.. No one in my family has ever had blood clots and I want to figure out if the filter is causing this…I’ve been on life support I’ve had Multiple surgeries I’ve had multiple hospital stays.. It has caused me to fall in a severe state of depression , I often cry feeling helpless, im distant from my loved ones, My children are suffering mentally over seeing me sad , seeing my cry , seeing me on a hospital bed non stop.. It sucks because im all they got and now I worry non stop if im gonna die over this evil thing that is a poison in my body, mind,and life.. I just want some hope that every thing is gonna be ok but now it seems as a distant dream that became a night mare that wakes me up almost every night sweating ,crying, and screaming. I would like to no if there is anything you can do for my sake , for my kids sake.. Im sorry I rambled on but it’s just been hell for me lately..

» Chastity Cotney said: { Apr 15, 2017 - 06:04:42 }

Yes I am looking for someone to take my claim, I am 41yrs old and I have a Greenfield IVC Filter device. I have had it for more than twenty years now and I have had it to shift as the ER called it twice and I am sure that is got alot to do with most of my health problems now. It was ’96’ when it was implanted and ’99’ and 02′ when it shifted that a ER diagnosed it. I was never told that it should could or needed to be removed or replaced. I have lived in fear of this thing from the beginning but now it is so nerve wrecking and stressful​to know that it could be anywhere in my body and it could kill me any second. Please help me show them that they need not just use people as labrats with this stuff.thank you.

» Dusan Cvorovic said: { May 19, 2017 - 04:05:02 }

In Vista East Hospital, Waukegan, Illinois on June 2016 Dr. Robert Dickstein placed IVC filter in my chest. Almost immediately caused tremendous discomfort and distress. I experienced increased respiratory problems, chest
pain, shortness of breath and debilitating fatigue that left me mostly bed-ridden and house bound. I was unable
to care for myself as I had prior to the IVC filter placed. By the time filter was removed on April 03/2017, I had lost
over 30 pounds.
Dusan Cvorovic
1713 N. Mcaree Rd. # 3
Waukegan, Il. 60085

» Ervin Evans said: { Jun 5, 2017 - 10:06:19 }

I have a IVC Filter that has migrated and perforated. On doctor said it might have beeen the cause of a mini stroke. I need to know how much approximately my case is worth?

» Anonymous said: { Jul 20, 2017 - 08:07:01 }

If someone has the blood clot filter for 15 years and almost all side effects. What would the settlement amount be.

» Vanessa Grubbs said: { Aug 7, 2017 - 04:08:00 }

Have had the ivc filter for 13 yrs have been having medical problem since gastric bypass surgery in 2003

» Sally Sun said: { Aug 26, 2017 - 05:08:34 }

I was first approached by My pulmonologist, Dr Tadloui who explained that this procedure would require having another doctor insert this filter in my neck and move it inside me until it was in the proper position to block blood clots. Having experienced two different problems with blood clots, the first were bilateral pulmonary and the second was deep vein thrombosis. I was unwilling to have anything installed in my body and told Dr. Tadloui so. The following week his office called and both he and my cardiologist advised me to get the filter or I was at risk of blood clots ending my life.
I figured i’d better do it so I scheduled it and it was installed by another doctor through my neck. I can feel it most of the time and sometimes it really hurts…I would like to have it removed but I don’t know if my insurance will pay for it’s removal. I also feel like I was coerced to have the filter implanted by those two doctors.

» Jill said: { Sep 6, 2017 - 02:09:27 }

I already have a attorney working on this but they can’t tell me what you’re suing for can you tell me the average settlement for an IVC filter case mine is still intact but it was put into thousand 12 for the Bard company and it was recalled 2014 I have had no injuries as of now but they are suing the company for mental distraught and anxiety also seen a therapist for so can you tell me what the average settlement would be if you were to guess it’s going to a bell weather trial this month so what is your guess

» Reginald Mathis said: { Oct 4, 2017 - 01:10:33 }

I would like a second opinion

» Barbara Metzcher said: { Nov 29, 2017 - 02:11:33 }

I had a IVC filter put in 2/4/2010. I have not had any complications. Is there still able to file a claim



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