The Villages IVC Filter Lawyer
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are implantable medical devices used to prevent blood clots. Unfortunately, the devices have been reported to malfunction in a number of patients, sending fragments of the device throughout the body and potentially causing serious injuries and even death.
Although some IVC filter manufacturers have recalled a limited number of the devices, those moves were spurred by missing labels. Companies continue to market the devices as safe and effective, despite settling a growing number of lawsuits by people injured as a result of a broken IVC filter.
The Villages IVC filter attorney Tim Babiarz helps people across Florida who have been injured by defective medical devices, harmful drugs and in a wide range of accidents. He has the experience and resources to go toe to toe with the big companies often responsible for these injuries and a long track record of getting clients the full compensation available under the law.
Call (352) 205-7599 or contact us online for a free consultation with a The Villages IVC filter lawyer.
IVC Filters Pose Safety Threat
Many of the reports of complications for people with IVC filter implants refer to situations in which the filter breaks or falls out of place. The filter - or pieces of it - may then travel through the vein wall and possibly puncture an organ.
This IVC filter defect can cause serious and even life threatening problems, from internal bleeding to pulmonary embolism or stroke. C.R. Bard, the filter’s manufacturer, has been sued by people who say that broken filter shards have migrated to their hearts and lungs, sometimes within just a few years after getting the implant.
A person who is suffering from chest pain, heart rhythm problems and other signs of an IVC filter issue should seek immediate medical assistance.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
C.R. Bard has already agreed to settle a number of lawsuits by people who say they were injured by broken filters.
Anyone who has been harmed by a IVC filter has the right to take similar legal action. They can also pursue a mass tort action, which allows a number of people similarly harmed by a product to leverage their claims against those responsible.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an IVC filter, it is vital to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced defective medical device lawyer.
Speak with a The Villages IVC Attorney Today
The Villages IVC filter lawyer Tim Babiarz has been fighting for people injured in accidents for more than two decades. He has dedicated his professional life to helping people harmed through no fault of their own.
Our office is conveniently located in The Villages. We are also proud to represent clients throughout Central Florida, including Ocala, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Summerfield and beyond. Call (352) 205-7599 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.