Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) represents individuals who have been injured by allegedly defective IVC filters. Inferior vena cava or “IVC” filters are small wire devices used to treat and prevent blood clots. Patients from all over the United States are suing manufacturers of IVC filters after suffering severe and life-threatening complications. The filters can break, tilt, migrate inside the body, puncture a vein or organ, or become embedded.
Argon Medical Devices Inc. (“Argon”) sold Option Elite IVC filters, designed by Rex Medical (“Rex”), which were often implanted in patients at risk of pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lungs. Previously, the FDA, in August 2010, warned that IVC filters have been linked to hundreds of severe adverse effects, including perforation of the vena cava, organ damage, breathing problems, and even death in severe cases. To prevent these serious complications, the FDA recommends retrieving IVC filters within 29-54 days of implantation. However, because the filters can break, migrate, or become embedded, removing them is often dangerous or impossible. Numerous cases have been filed against Rex and Argon.
If you had an IVC filter implant or suffered complications from it, you might have legal options. Please complete the form below.