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What to do After a Defective IVC Filter has Been Surgically Inserted into Your Vein


“There is no shortage of [deceased] people in graveyards that got there through blood clots.” –  Steven Magee

This quotation by Steven Magee sounds harsh and uncaring. However, it’s aim is not to sound disrespectful and shocking. Its fundamental purpose is to highlight the severe consequence of one or more blood clots in your body.

As an aside, it is worth noting that arteries pump oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body. And, veins return the deoxygenated blood to your heart to receive more oxygen. This is a cyclical process and functions well unless there is a breakdown somewhere along the heart, vein, and artery circuit.

One of the more common issues is the occurrence of blood clots in one or more of your body’s veins. Simply stated, the blood clots will cause a blockage in the vein where it is found and prevent blood from flowing to and from your heart. The consequences of a blood clot are and can result in a fatal heart attack or stroke if it reaches your brain.

Treating blood clots: The consequences of a defective IVC filter

Therefore, it makes sense that the blood clots need to be taken seriously and urgently treated. And, consequently, the seemingly obvious question that must be asked and answered is: How are blood clots treated?

The standard treatment for blood clots seems to be the prescription of blood thinners. However, in some cases, blood thinners not work. Consequently, the next option is to undergo surgery where an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is inserted into a large abdominal vein that returns blood to your heart from the lower part of your body.

The IVC filter aims to filter out the blood clots before they get to your heart. But what happens if the IVC filter is defective?

Based on the information presented above, a defective IVC can have disastrous consequences, ultimately resulting in death. Best case, you might have to spend a considerable time away from your employment source, or you might end up being medically boarded.

Therefore, how do you recoup the lost income that could have been avoided if the IVC filter manufacturers had ensured that their product was not defective when it left the factory.

Here are a few tips to help you solve your financial challenges as a consequence of manufacturing negligence:

Addressing the implications of a defective IVC filter

The best place to start is to consult with an attorney that is experienced filing a IVC filter lawsuit. This lawsuit falls under the Personal Injury or Tort law. And it is filed in the civil court.

An experienced, knowledgeable personal injury attorney will ensure that your civil claim is correctly filed in the civil court. And, your lawyer will make sure that the outcome is favourable on your behalf.

Relax and heal

Added stress will make matters worse and possibly keep you in hospital for longer than you could be if you didn’t worry about the health and financial implications of the failed IVC filter surgery.

Final thoughts

Even though a defective IFC filter can have, and often has, serious consequences. Your role in the legal process is to contact the attorney, provide the necessary information, and then devote all your energy to recovering from this potentially dangerous situation.

Gregory Hayes
I've been working in this Health department for 7 years. I have a lot of knowledge. I want to share it with you and help you to achieve your health dreams easily.

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