Sheller Represents IVC Filter Victims Nationwide

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Sheller PC is currently representing multiple victims nationwide injured by IVC filters. Below are just a few.  Currently 3,500 IVC Filter lawsuits are pending in the U.S.

A Texas man will have to live permanently with an IVC filter after a blood clot developed on the device and doctors were unable to clear it. The IVC filter was implanted to prevent blood clots in his leg from traveling through his blood stream to his lungs. Regardless, he developed clots in both lungs (bilateral pulmonary embolism) a condition the IVC was supposed to prevent. He also developed a clot in his left iliac vein which required emergency surgery. All attempts to clear the clots have been unsuccessful. No studies have been done to show the effects of living with an IVC filter permanently. A suit was filed against Rex Medical for selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.

The lawsuit was filed on April 18, 2017 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — Case ID: 170402483

A Texas man implanted with an IVC filter due to blood clotting problems, has filed suit against the device manufacturer after a CT scan showed the filter tilted and was projecting along the wall of his abdominal aorta.

The lawsuit was filed on April 3, 2017 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas — Case ID: 170400250.

In 2015 a man from Greece had a IVC implanted before a leg amputation at a Boston hospital. Four months later he returned to the same hospital to find that the filter had tilted and was inbeded in his inferior vena cava. The doctor was unable to remove it.  Six months later he found another doctor who was able to remove the filter, after a lengthy procedure. A suit was filed against the makers of Option ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter for selling a defective-designed product and failure to warn of side effects.

The lawsuit was filed on March 27, 2017 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — Case ID: 170302886.

A CT scan of a California man showed a bilateral acute pulmonary embolism had developed in his lungs after having an IVC filter implanted to prevent the condition. The scan also showed the filter had tilted, eroded into the lumen, and migrated which may have caused the pulmonary embolism itself.

The lawsuit was filed on March 27, 2017 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — Case ID: 170302889

An Alabama man will have to live with his implanted IVC filter indefinitely after the filter was unable to be removed due to blood clots forming on the device itself. The IVC filter was used by the hospital to prevent blood clots while the man was undergoing bariatric surgery. While the IVC filter remains, he will be at increased risk for sudden death and life-threatening blood clot complications. A suit has been filed against the manufacturer for not adequately testing the effectiveness of the device, and downplaying side effects.

The lawsuit was filed on March 27, 2017 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — Case ID: 170302891.

A New York woman implanted with an IVC filter to prevent blood clots during bariatric surgery will now be at risk for sudden death after a piece of the IVC filter hook broke off during the removal procedure. While attempting to remove the filter doctors discovered it had tilted and perforated her kidney vein and punctured her vena cava. Further attempts to remove the filter resulted in a piece breaking off and remaining embedded in the vena cava. The piece can dislodge at any time and travel to her heart causing sudden death.

The lawsuit was filed on March 27, 2017 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — Case ID. 170302882.

 

Read more about IVC Filters complications, injuries and lawsuits

Attorney Sheller’s Blog post on IVC Filters on The Legal Examiner

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