IVC Filter Lawyer in Michigan
Recent studies conducted by the FDA have proven a medical device may be more life-threatening than life-saving. The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device meant to capture and prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. However, design and manufacturing defects have caused the devices to fail and patients to suffer.
The FDA warnings of the IVC filters manufactured with these defects have often been ignored, as many of them are still used today. There have been numerous adverse reports related to these defective medical devices, and it is important to know your options as a possible victim of this retrievable IVC filter recall.
A medical device is supposed to improve your health, not endanger it, and at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. we are experienced product liability and medical malpractice attorneys. We are ready to fight for your right to compensation if you have had an issue with an IVC filter. If you or a loved one has had one implanted between six months and two years ago and it cannot be removed, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. Read on to learn about what lawsuits have been filed in the past, if any conditions apply to you, and what you can do about it.
IVC Filter Recalls and Lawsuits
Between 2005 and 2015, the FDA recalled several IVC products manufactured by companies like Cook Medical, Cordis, Greenfield, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard IVC filters. The FDA has issued seven recalls in all three classes for filters from four companies. Three Class I recalls were issued for the Cordis OPTEASE filter, the Cordis OPTEASE filter introduction kit, and the Greenfield filter system. Three Class II recalls were made regarding the Bard Denali, the Greenfield, and the Cordis OPTEASE filters. There is one Class III recall of the Gunther Tulip filter.
As of October 2018, there have been 9,000 IVC filter lawsuit settlements filed. Allegations include design and manufacturing defects, failure to warn consumers of device-related injuries, violation of warranty on the medical device, as well as negligent conduct exhibited by the manufacturing or marketing company.
A number of bellwether trials have been conducted to assess IVC filter lawsuit settlements in federal court for districts of Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. In some cases, the jury awarded up to $3.6 million in compensation for IVC filter settlements of some class-action lawsuits.
“By ignoring the FDA, these companies have put thousands of people at risk for life-threatening injuries,” says Registered Nurse and Attorney Eileen Kroll. “We trust medical device manufacturers with our lives. When that trust is broken, justice must be delivered.”
Injuries caused by an IVC Filter
The following injuries have been reportedly linked to inferior vena cava filter devices:
- A retrievable IVC filter is implanted and can no longer be removed as planned.
- The filter fractured and no longer works as intended, cannot be removed, or is now causing harm to the patient.
- Tilting, fractures, and migrations, causing possible complications or inability to remove.
- The filter has perforated or punctured a vein or lung.
- Pulmonary issues result such as obstruction or pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Internal bleeding or blood clot occurs due to a malfunctioning IVC filter
- Faulty IVC filters can cause serious issues such as heart attacks, strokes, and death.
IVC filters are very small filters that a doctor puts in your vein, designed to prevent any blood clots from reaching your heart and lungs. If a blood clot reaches your lungs, it can cause fatal pulmonary embolisms. IVC filters were implanted permanently, but newer filters called retrievable IVC filters can be removed once the risk of blood clot has passed, ideally between six and twenty-four months.
A malfunctioning IVC filter can lead to a number of complications and even death. If these conditions apply to you or if you or a loved one have had an IVC filter implanted more than two years ago, contact the law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to learn how you can file a lawsuit for this IVC filter case.
Michigan’s Best IVC Filter Recall Attorneys
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. we are a team of professional lawyers specializing in medical malpractice and product liability. We have a lot of experience working in the medical industry, assuring that patients and clients are protected and reimbursed for any medical fees or costs they deserve.
When a medical product does not work as intended, differently than your doctor has described to you, or causes further complications to your health, the maker of the product is liable for the effects this has on patients it was used on.
Senior partner, Eileen Kroll has a diverse background as a registered nurse, making her an expert in medical malpractice cases. Her background in medicine as well as her enterprise in law makes her an excellent attorney to handle medical malpractice and product liability cases. She has worked on claims regarding emergency medicine, general surgery, and medical negligence. She has also worked with mass tort cases and other cases regarding recalled medical products.
As both a nurse and a lawyer, Eileen is familiar with the medical system, getting great results for her clients. Her understanding of both the legal and medical fields enables her to determine how to serve her clients and get the best settlement. Eileen and her team have personally handled hundreds of product liability cases in the medical industry, and have defended and won class-action suits.
If you have had any of the problems associated with the recall of this IVC device, or you think your doctor has not properly handled the implanting, upkeep, or removal of your IVC device, contact Eileen Kroll and her team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation and to better understand what your options are. We will stand by you to make sure you are properly compensated, and use our unique insight into the legal and medical fields to get you what you are entitled to.
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If you or a loved one have received an IVC blood clot filter, and have suffered adverse side effects, contact our product liability lawyers to learn how you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Let Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. fight for your rights.
Medical devices are supposed to improve your health and quality of life, not put you at risk and we will work hard to make sure you get the compensation and support you need to make a quick, safe, and healthy recovery.
The Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, social security disability, and death. The law firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.
Call us at (866) 868-3779 to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation. Our law firm never charges a fee unless we win a settlement for you.
RESULTS-DRIVEN TRACK RECORD
Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
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Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
RESULT: $1 MILLION
Accidents & Injuries/Brain Injury
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
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Medical Malpractice / Misdiagnosis
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
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Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
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Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site Injury
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
RESULT: $1.25 MILLION
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
RESULT: $1.9 Million
Medical Malpractice / Birth Trauma
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
RESULT: $3.8 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site/Workplace Injury
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
RESULT: $1.5 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Truck Accident
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
RESULT: $1.3 Million
Medical Malpractice/Cancer Misdiagnosis
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.