Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter are the medical solutions for blood clotting. It is for those patients who cannot take anticoagulants to prevent blood clotting. However, not many people are aware of the side effects of these devices. Many patients suffer from these side effects, which include internal bleeding, stroke, migrated or fractured filter, pulmonary embolism (PE) and more. The victims are entitled to justice and financial compensation from the device’s manufacturer.
If you are planning to file IVC filter lawsuits against the manufacturer, then you must know the following aspects that are considered in these cases –
Type of injury – It is the first aspect that is considered in these lawsuits. Patients may suffer from different types of injuries caused by IVC filters. It includes heart or lung injury, compromised respiration, pulmonary embolism, filter migration, stroke, organ puncture and even death in some unfortunate incidents. Determining the type and seriousness of injury is essential to proceed with the case.
Reason behind injury – It is the next aspect that is considered in these cases. There are a number of reasons that can lead to side effects in patients following filter installation. These include IVC filter migration, fracture, perforation, malposition, defective device, infection and more. Determining the reason is also necessary to ensure who was at the fault for patient’s sufferings.
Fair compensation – Victims are entitled for the financial compensation for their injuries caused by this device. However, decision on the fair amount of payment is made by court. But, you can get the justice and fair compensation by proving the seriousness of injuries, others’ fault that resulted into side effects, injuries’ effect on your life etc.
You can file a lawsuit on the basis of design or manufacturing defects, failure to warn, negligence, misrepresentation and more. For this lawsuit, you must consult with a professional and experienced attorney to make certain that you get justice and fair compensation. They can evaluate your case and tell you all your legal options.
Living a healthy life is everyone’s aim, which is why patients opt for IVC filters. But, if these devices lead you to complications, then it is your right to claim justice and compensation from manufacturer for causing those complications.