IVC Filters

The injury lawyers at Alexander Shunnarah are pursuing blood clot filter settlements for individuals who may be entitled to financial compensation because of problems caused by small medical devices implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC) to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs.

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Understanding IVC Filter Claims

Potential Bard G2 IVC filter cases, Bard Recovery IVC filter cases and Cook IVC filter cases are being reviewed for individuals who have experienced severe and potentially life-threatening complications, such as:

  • Punctures of Internal Organs, Veins or Arteries
  • Fractures or Broken Filter Components
  • Tilting or Migration of the Filter
  • Difficulty Removing the IVC Filter
  • Injury to Heart, Lungs or Other Organs
  • Wrongful Death
  • Embedded IVC Filter

While our lawyers believe that the manufacturers will ultimately be forced to pay substantial financial compensation to resolve these cases, there remains substantial work to do in the IVC filter litigation. Therefore, it will likely take some time before any global IVC filter settlements may be reached.

We understand that things may be overwhelming for you if your life has been altered by a faulty IVC filter, and ultimately, we believe that teaming up with an attorney can help you by providing:

  • Legal Knowledge 
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Focus and Dedication 
  • Commitment to Compensation 
  • Motivation to Proceed
  • Free Consultation

Factors considered in ivc filter settlement negotiations

Negotiations to settle IVC filter cases will be based on what a jury is likely to award each individual plaintiff if the case went to trial. In determining the amount of any damages a plaintiff may be entitled to receive for settling their blood clot filter case, the following are some of the common factors that a jury may consider, and which will be taken into consideration during negotiations:

  • The extent and duration of the injury from IVC filters;
  • The effect that the IVC filter injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the patient;
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
  • The amount of any past use or future medical expenses caused by IVC filter complications;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity;
  • In an IVC filter wrongful death lawsuit, the losses suffered by the surviving family members will be considered, including the loss of love, affection, and companionship.

Now that coordinated pretrial proceedings are established for Bard IVC filter lawsuits and Cook IVC filter lawsuits, it is likely that a small group of lawsuits will be prepared for “bellwether” trials to help gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the litigation.

At trial, jurors will take into account the nature of IVC filter injury, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury on the individual plaintiff.

While the outcomes of any bellwether trials will not be binding on other cases, they will likely influence any large-scale settlements for IVC filter claims that may be reached by the manufacturers to avoid hundreds of individual jury trials throughout the U.S.

Find Out If You May Qualify for an IVC Filter Offer

The IVC filter lawyers at Alexander Shunnarah provide free consultations and case evaluations to help individuals determine whether they may be eligible for a settlement or compensation for an injury caused by these medical devices.

All lawsuits are handled by our attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any fees or expenses paid unless we are successful obtaining an IVC filter settlement or other recovery in your case.

If you or someone you love has been involved in circumstances surrounding your potential IVC filter injury, call Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about IVC filter claims.

What are IVC filters, and why might they lead to injuries?

IVC filters are small, cone-shaped devices placed in the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs, which can cause life-threatening pulmonary embolisms. However, these devices can sometimes lead to complications such as filter migration, fracture, or perforation of the vein, potentially resulting in severe injury or even death. These risks may be due to defects in the device’s design or improper placement.

How do I know if my health issues are related to an IVC filter?

Symptoms of IVC filter complications may include severe pain, internal bleeding, signs of infection, or unusual symptoms like leg swelling or difficulty breathing, which could indicate a migrated filter or embolization. If you experience any of these symptoms, seeking immediate medical evaluation is crucial. Medical imaging, such as CT scans or ultrasounds, can confirm whether your IVC filter has moved or broken.

What should I do if I suspect my IVC filter has caused an injury?

If you believe your IVC filter is the cause of your medical issues, the first step is to document all related health complications and treatments with your healthcare provider. Next, consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience with medical device litigation. An attorney can help determine if you have a viable case against the manufacturer and guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.

What types of compensation might be available in an IVC filter injury lawsuit?

Victims of IVC filter injuries may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses for treatments related to the complications, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages if there is evidence that the manufacturer knowingly sold a defective product. Each case is unique, so the compensation you could be awarded will depend on the specifics of your injuries and the impact on your life. An experienced attorney can assess your case and help you understand the full scope of your legal options.

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