What are My Options
If you’ve suffered injuries from an IVC filter, you’re not alone. There are currently numerous lawsuits being brought against the manufacturers of these devices due to defective design and for failure to warn consumers of the risks associated with these devices.
History of IVC Filter Problems
In 2003, The FDA began conducting studies on the effectiveness of these devices, and whether or not they were safe. Over the next 11 years, the FDA released several warnings and reports.
One report showed that nearly half of the patients who received IVC filters did not, in fact, actually need them. Another report showed that IVC filters manufactured by, C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, had significant failure rates. These devices have a high likelihood of tilting, fracturing, breaking apart, causing perforations and causing bodily harm.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
When another person or entity acts in a negligent way that causes you harm, they can and should be held liable. Filing a personal injury lawsuit is the legal way to hold a manufacturer responsible for their actions. In essence, you are demanding they pay your medical bills and other expenses associated with the injuries you sustained from their negligence.
In the case of the IVC filters, this could mean they have to pay for any surgeries or treatments you endured to remove the filter. Such as invasive surgery, like heart surgery, to remove broken pieces of the filter that migrated. No matter your situation, you have options.
New York Personal Injury Attorneys Experienced in Defective Device Law
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP has exceptional experience in defective device law and IVC filter cases. We can help you decide if filing a lawsuit is in your best interest. Contact us today to discuss your case.