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If you or a loved one suffered complications from an IVC filter that moved or fractured, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our contact form and a Knoxville IVC Filter Lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours. The FDA has warned of ivc filter complications and side effects. Some filters may move or fracture and cause serious injuries including heart damage, lung damage, internal bleeding, and even death. If you have suffered ivc filter complications call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 to get the facts. There are no legal fees unless you receive compensation. Certain time limits may bar your ability to bring a claim, so you must act quickly. Call now.
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Risks Associated with IVC filters
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters carry inherent risks. The placement of the filters is a minimally invasive procedure that usually only takes about an hour to complete, but because of the sensitivity and size of the area included in the procedure, the risks remain. There are also risks associated with medications, imaging, and long-term recovery aspects.
The risks associated with the IVC filter encapsulate both the procedure itself and long-term risks. Examples of such risks include:
A poor reaction to the contrast solution. This is most prevalent in patients with an unknown allergy to iodine. Allergic reactions include such symptoms as hives and swelling of the airway. This is why it is extremely important that patients report such reactions prior to the day of the appointment so that measures can be taken to minimize this risk.
A poor reaction to the sedative. Some patients are just lightly sedated, while others go under full sedation. Both of these instances carry risks for bad reactions to the medications used. Again, this is why a thorough health history is important to provide prior to the surgery.
Improper placement of the IVC filter. Even though imaging is used to guide the filter into place, there is always a risk that the positioning will not be accurate. In these circumstances, a second procedure is often required to move the filter into a better position or remove it altogether. Each time the procedure is required the associated risks of the first procedure still exist.
In rare circumstances, injury to nearby organs. The IVC filter is some rare circumstances breaks free from the placement and travels to nearby organs – the heart or lungs. In these rare instances the result is serious injury or death.
Clogging of the filter. Some patients who are not able to take blood thinners and who consistently develop large clots are at increased risks for filters that get backlogged with clots. In these cases the filter becomes so full that it can no longer send adequate blood supplies to the heart and lungs from the legs for oxygen refueling.
Patients who have the optionally retrievable filters implants (the filters that are designed for short-term usage), are at risks during the retrieval process. Again, there are those inherent risks associated with the operation itself. Also, once the filter is removed the patient is again susceptible to blood clots passing from the legs and into the inferior vena cava where the clots can reach the heart or lungs. Also, in patients with the optionally retrievable filters, if the filter remains in place for several weeks and there are large clots caught in it, it may become too dangerous to remove the filter after all.
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