IVC filters are inserted into the inferior vena cava (“IVC”) to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and heart.

On August 9, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of the dangers of IVC filters, including vein and organ perforation, strut fractures, device migration and death.

IVC filters can cause other injuries as well, including post implant pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, IVC thrombosis and embedment of the filter in the vein. Some patients may experience complications when the filter is removed, requiring an invasive surgery.

Unfortunately, many patients are not aware that their IVC filter has caused injury until they undergo a computerized tomography (“CT”) scan to visualize the placement and condition of their IVC filter.

If you or a family member have been implanted with an IVC filter, contact Jacob for a free case review. SE HABLA ESPANOL.