It’s little miracle that IVC filter plaintiffs have ticked about the possibility that the spider-like filter placed into the inferior vena cava, intended to entrap blood clots and stop them from reaching the lungs, may cause more harm than benefit. It’s also slightly ironic that the precise placement of the inferior vena cava filter contains a word that many uses to describe the reliability and value of the device itself.To get more info on IVC filter production you may hop over www.bardfilterlawsuitcenter.com.
A study released last year appears to bear that out.
The IVC filter is a device with spider-like appendages mean to ward against blood clot migration in patients at risk for blood clots, and for whom treatment with blood thinners would prove inappropriate. The IVC filter, such as the Bard IVC filter manufactured by C.R. Bard, is placed into the inferior vena cava (IVC) and is intended to maintain its original placement in the IVC while doing its work filtering out blood clots. Most IVC filters are retrievable and are meant only as a temporary measure until the highest risk for blood clot has passed.
But for many disgruntled patients and plaintiffs, it hasn’t worked out that way. IVC filters – the Bard G2 IVC filter among them – have been known to migrate away from the original insertion point and travel along the inferior vena cava toward the heart, becoming embedded into the tissue of internal organs. Once this happens, it makes it much difficult to retrieve safely.
For its part, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), then the receipt of hundreds of adverse reaction reports concerning IVC filter side effects, has gone on record as expressing concern that IVC filters may, indeed, continue implanted in the patient for too long, and should be retrieved as soon as the danger for pulmonary embolism (blood clot) has passed – ideally between 29 and 54 days following initial implantation.
And yet, this may not be possible in some case and appears to be an unrealistic expectation that fails to align with current statistics suggesting fewer than 10 percent of IVC filters have been successfully retrieved.