To date, 27 deaths have been associated with a medical device designed to trap blood clots in a large blood vessel before they get to the narrow vessels in the heart or lungs. The metal spider-like device is called an inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter.
Unfortunately, the design of the device is flawed and people have been seriously injured in various ways. Some of those injuries include a wire-like piece breaking off and piercing the patient’s heart or blood vessels or the entire device becoming dislodged and harming the patient.
There is a growing concern over the safety of this product. If you or a loved one had an IVC filter installed then there may be a risk of complication. We strongly urge you to speak to your doctor for an opinion and to contact us at 617-917-3917 to discuss your rights and options.