Coronal section of inferior vena cava showing IVC filter in place catching embolus. Locator shows body outline with heart, kidneys, inferior vena cava, and box to show location of filter.  SOURCE: 6C11844, also used in 60146A  locator from 4A11872 1. Merck Manual Home Edition (2003). Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Retrieved from the WWW on 12/1/06 at: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec03/ch036/ch036b.html 2. Cleveland Clinic (2006). Disease Management Project: Cardiology: FDA-Approved Inferior Vena Cava Filters. retrieved 1/10/07 at: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/diseasemanagement/cardiology/segments/vt_filters.htm 3) Boston Scientific (2007). Greenfield Vena Cava Filter. retrieved 6/14/07 at: http://www.bostonscientific.com/med_specialty/deviceDetail.jsp?task=tskBasicDevice.jsp&sectionId=4&relId=3,126,127,128&deviceId=12003 4) Locator:  http://www.the-hospitalist.org/details/article/574163/When_Should_an_IVC_Filter_Be_Used_to_Treat_a_DVT.html

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The Ritchie Law Firm is investigating claims against C.R. Bard, Inc. (“Bard”) and Cook Medical (“Cook”) regarding defective inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filters. IVC filters are small, spider-like surgical implants that are placed in the inferior vena cava to limit the migration of blood clots. IVC filters may cause severe complications and could lead to serious injury or death. These complications include:

Filter migration                         Filter fracture or perforation

Pulmonary embolism               Stroke

Compromised respiration       Death


If you feel that an IVC filter implant may be the reason for your or a loved one’s injuries, you need a team of experienced attorneys to review your case.

Multiple lawsuits have already been filed against IVC manufacturers, and the FDA is recommending IVC filter removal from patients as soon as possible.

Contact our team for a free consultation and confidential case review.