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Michigan Woman Sues Maker of IVC Filter

A Michigan woman has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter that broke apart inside her body. According to the Daily Hornet, Ruthann W. was implanted with the Option Elite retrievable IVC filter made by Argon Medical Devices and Rex Medical on June 12, 2014. Dr. James Joseph Shields and Dr. Jooman Shim, the doctors who performed the procedure at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, trusted that the filter would be Ruthann’s best option to prevent pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a deadly condition in which a blood clot travels ... Read More

Indiana Man Files Lawsuit Over Tilted IVC Filter after retrieval attempt fails

An Indiana man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of his temporary IVC filter after it tilted and became stuck in his vein. Lance W. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was given an Option ELITE temporary inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, the Daily Hornet reports. It was implanted on May 2, 2015, by Dr. Michael E. Parker at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana located in Fort Wayne. The IVC filter was intended to prevent pulmonary embolism, a deadly condition in which a blood clot enters the heart or lungs. The IVC filter, which resembles a cage with a hook at its apex, is designed to trap blood ... Read More

Lawsuits indicate 2015 Study on Celect IVC Filters is Accurate

According to a 2015 study, 43 percent of Celect IVC filters were found to perforate the vein in two months or less. This could lead to the filter leg snaring a nearby organ, such as in the case of one woman whose filter pierced through the vein wall and stabbed through her duodenum. “The Celect filter had a significantly higher rate of strut perforation,” the study concludes. On July 31, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, a new lawsuit was filed against Cook Medical, the maker of the Celect retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, The Daily Hornet reports. ... Read More

Illinois Woman says shattered IVC Filter caused injuries

An Illinois woman filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of her IVC filter, saying she was severely injured by the device shattering inside her body. Pattie H. from Cook County, Illinois was implanted on June 22, 2010, with an OptEase retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by Cordis Corporation, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In December 2015, Pattie underwent a CT scan that revealed that multiple legs of the filter had pierced through the wall of her inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body in which the filter is implanted. In February 2016, Pattie underwent another ... Read More

Lawsuit filed after IVC Filter Embedded in Vein

A Michigan woman whose inferior vena cava (IVC) filter became embedded in her vein has filed a lawsuit against the device’s maker, claiming it sold a defective filter. Leah C., who received an Option Elite retrievable IVC filter, has filed the lawsuit, saying the device is dangerous. The manufacturers are Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices, who are familiar with lawsuits over their IVC filters, reports The Daily Hornet. A retrievable IVC filter is a metallic device that resembles a spider with a hook at its apex to snare for removal. They are inserted into the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body, ... Read More

Man Requires Open-Heart Surgery to Remove IVC Filter

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

Spinal Cord Injury Patients are Better Off Without IVC Filter

Patients who have a traumatic spinal cord injury are better off without an IVC filter, according to researchers. Surgeons from New York City’s Jacobi Medical Center and Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine evaluated large volumes of data to find out about the efficacy and safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in spinal cord injury patients. The information from a national databank was used to compare the results of those who have received a filter to those who have received chemoprophylaxis alone, General Surgery News reports. The surgeons’ goal was to gain clarity as to whether or not an IVC filter for ... Read More

Woman Blames IVC Filter for Husband’s Death

A Georgia widow has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of her husband’s IVC filter, blaming the companies for his death. Marcia S., the widow of now-deceased Larry S., claims the Option ELITE retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter could have saved her husband’s life had it actually performed the job it was designed to do — catching blood clots. The manufacturers are Argon Medical Devices Inc. and Rex Medical, L.P., two companies that Marcia’s lawyers allege knew or should have known that the IVC filter device had such high potential to fail, according to the Daily Hornet. Larry received the IVC ... Read More

Multiple Attempts to Retrieve Temporary IVC Filter Fail

A lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturer of a temporary IVC filter when multiple attempts to retrieve it failed. Jon F. from Oklahoma was implanted with an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter on Aug. 5, 2014, according to the Daily Hornet. Dr. Cordell L. Privat at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa performed the minor surgery to help prevent a pulmonary embolism (PE) from occurring. IVC filters are devices resembling a spider that are inserted into the vena cava, the largest vein in the body. They are intended to catch blood clots before they can travel to the heart or ... Read More

Lawsuit alleges Cook Medical IVC Filter defects

A Pennsylvania man is accusing Cook Medical of selling a defective IVC filter device, reports The Daily Hornet. Thomas B. Jr. was inserted with a Günther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filter on December 26, 2005, at UPMC Altoona Regional Hospital. Dr. Neil Kaneshiki implanted the filter to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE), a deadly condition in which a blood clot enters the lungs. IVC filters are metal devices that closely resemble a spider, placed in the vena cava, the largest vein in the body. IVC filters are designed to catch blood clots within their tines, preventing a clot from traveling to the lungs. ... Read More