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Los filtros de IVC se han convertido en una solución rápida y simple a un problema médico potencialmente mortal. Estos filtros se colocan de forma temporal debido a circunstancias extremas. Cuando trabajan, pueden salvar vidas. Cuando no funcionan, pueden causar numerosos problemas de salud que nunca habría tenido que enfrentar sin ellos.

Algunos residentes de Idaho se han dado cuenta de los peligros y han podido extraer el dispositivo antes de que fuera demasiado tarde. Las demandas en curso contra Bard en relación con este dispositivo podrían significar que aquellos que han usado este dispositivo tal vez quieran ponerse en contacto con un abogado de filtros IVC de Bard en Idaho hoy llamando al 855-628-5050 o enviándonos un mensaje por internet.

What is a Bard IVC Filter?

Though these implants aren’t strictly limited to Idaho residents, many patients throughout the country are feeling the pain that these implants can bring.

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is used to prevent blood clots from making it through the system into the lungs or the heart. They work much like a net, catching the clot and breaking it up so that it isn’t dangerous anymore.

These filters are used when the potential for a blood clot is greater than usual. Such is the case with certain medical conditions and situations like car accidents or other events that cause significant trauma to the body.

This filter is cone-shaped and is inserted directly below the kidneys, in the largest vein in the human body, so it has the most potential to deliver a blood clot. This vein takes blood to the heart before the lungs, so it is imperative that clots are detected before they make it that far.

Risks and Known IVC Issues

By 2010, the FDA had received 921 adverse reports about serious issues concerning the Bard IVC filters. Some of the reports concerned the amount of time the filters were left in place. These filters were designed to be a temporary solution to a temporary problem. Once the potential for the risk of a clot had passed, the filters were supposed to be removed.

In many cases, that just wasn’t happening. Instead, they were left in far longer than necessary and as a result, they sometimes came loose from their position or came apart. Another major medical issue that has gravely affected the lives of several people is transvaginal mesh.

Bard IVC Negligence and Injury

The issues started long before then, though. In 2004, injuries had already been reported to Bard. Rather than warning anyone, they hired Dr. John Lehmann to create a report that indicated how safe the filters were and continued to use them. If users ended up seriously injured as a result of this negligence, Bard IVC manufacturers might be held liable for any injuries that were caused.

Some of the risks associated with these filters include embolization, perforation, device or fragment of device migration, difficulty removing the filter, and other issues.

It’s important to realize that because of the flow of the blood in this area if the device comes loose or comes apart, it has every potential to make it to the heart and/or the lungs. That’s why it is so important that patients visit their preferred medical professional and see about contacting an Idaho Bard IVC filter lawyer to learn more about the risks and what they can do to help.

An Idaho Bard IVC Filter Lawyer Can Help

If you have this device or have had complications with a Bard IVC, it’s important that you consult an experienced Idaho Bard IVC filter lawyer immediately. Medical device cases can be complicated and overwhelming, and difficult to deal with alone. The lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates can help you figure out the best way to move forward. Contact our office online or call (800) 404-9000 for a free consultation.