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IVC Filters: Hundreds of Reported Adverse Events, One Fundamental Problem

March 10, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently concluded a five-year review of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. In their findings, this watch dog federal agency found that IVC patients reported more than nine hundred adverse events, including device migration, filter fracture, vena cava thrombosis, and recurrent pulmonary embolism.


The FDA tied these and other reported side effects to one elemental cause. In case after case, IVC filter remained in a patient’s blood vessels long after this temporary device should have been removed. Unfortunately, however, many patients believe that the maker of this powerful, helpful, and potentially fatal device failed to appropriately or fully communicate the risks associated with IVC filters.


Have you or a loved one suffered with the harsh effects of IVC filter deterioration? You may have experienced not simply an undesirable medical outcome, but a legal wrong as well. The attorneys at the law firm of Fears Nachawati know how to represent your emotional, financial and medical concerns to the appropriate parties. Find out how our services may provide you and your family with meaningful benefits. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email


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