PE Patients Beware

February 2, 2013

Patients suffering from pulmonary embolism (PE) should be careful with respect to their inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. When anticoagulation medicines fail, some doctors recommend – and some patients undergo surgeries for – an IVC filter. Acting like a net in a patient’s blood vein, IVC filters intercept passing blood clots, keeping them from travelling to potentially dangerous parts of the body, including the lungs.

 

As a temporary fix, IVC filter work well. However, they don’t age very well. As time passes, IVC filters tend to disintegrate. When this happens, IVC filters become a source of risk rather than safety. Specifically, IVC filters may travel in the blood stream, potentially lodging in the heart or lung. Such device migration can cause serious harm, including heart conditions, shortness of breath, and even death.

 

Ready to find out whether your IVC filter migration may entitle you to a settlement with the manufacturer of this powerful and potentially dangerous medical device? The attorneys at Fears Nachawati are prepared to give you the advice you need. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. Let us help you.

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