The ineffectiveness of anticoagulants to prevent blood clotting is the reason why surgeons recommend patients to undergo Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter implantation.
Though it is a medical solution for preventing blood clotting, it may also cause delayed complications because of manufacturing fault or medical malpractice.
Side effects of IVC filters include internal bleeding, stroke, chest pain, migrated or fractured filter, pulmonary embolism (PE).
People who have suffered complications because of IVC filter are entitled to get justice and financial compensation from the manufacturer or medical .
If you or your loved one have been a victim of IVC filter and faced health complications, then you have the right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or doctor.
Before filing the lawsuit, it is important for you to know all the aspects that will be considered in the case–
Type of side effects or injury– Different patients may suffer different injuries or side effects because of IVC filters. Heart or lung injury, respiratory problem, pulmonary embolism, filter migration, stroke, organ puncture are a few of the possible side effects.
Lawyer will first evaluate the type of injury caused to victim because of the filter and then proceed with the case. The type and seriousness of injury will determine the compensation of the victim.
Reason behind injury – Next aspect that is considered during the case evaluation is the cause of the patient’s suffering. It could be anything like IVC filter migration, fracture, perforation, improper placement, malposition, defective device, infection and more. Based on the reason, lawyer will take necessary actions against the manufacturer or the doctor.
Deserved compensation – Based on the seriousness of injuries, financial compensation is decided by the court. Victim has the right to get justice and fair compensation for the injuries he has suffered due to others’ fault.
These points give a broad understanding of the factors that are considered in a typical IVC filter lawsuit. However, make sure a professional and experienced attorney handles your case. He should be well versed with IVC filter lawsuit settlements so that he can help you get the justice & fair compensation that you deserve.