A lawsuit has been filed by an Alabama man who required open-heart surgery to remove his Cordis IVC filter after it migrated from its intended location. On April 20, 2016, Willie P. received the OptEase retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by Cordis Corporation, under Johnson & Jonson, via surgery at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia. Dr. William E. Behm performed the procedure, trusting Cordis and Jonson & Johnson’s promise that the filter would protect his patient from blood clots reaching his heart or lungs. When he was released from the hospital, Willie was declared to be in good health. But, ... Read More
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