What was meant to be a temporary IVC filter is now a permanent one after the medical device became tilted and embedded in the patient’s vein. According to the Daily Hornet, David T. received the Option retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter on Dec. 11, 2011, at Holmes Regional Medical Center located in Melbourne, Florida. David had a history of pulmonary embolism, a life-threatening condition in which blood clots enter the lungs. He was also diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which are blood clots in the lower limbs. On Dec. 11, 2015, precisely three years later, David went to the hospital to have ... Read More
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