IVC Filters - Complications of Inferior Vena Caval Filters
IVC filters, or inferior vena cava filters, are a type of vascular filter. It is a medical device inserted into the inferior vena cava, a vein that carries blood from the body’s lower extremities and into the heart, this is done to help prevent pulmonary embolism and other dangerous blood clotting-related problems.
These filters are used to capture blood clots. With pulmonary embolisms, a blood clot can get lodged in the lungs. An IVC filter can capture blood clots traveling up to the lungs or heart and prevent a pulmonary embolism from happening. Other dangerous conditions can result from a blood clot being trapped elsewhere besides in the lungs such as in the brain.
However, there are several common IVC filter problems that have been noticed in recent years. According to the US FDA, some IVC filter problems include: filter migration, deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT), access site thrombosis, IVC thrombosis, caval penetration, and IVC filters fracturing.
The IVC filter works by stopping the blood clot and holding it in place while it dissolves naturally. Although there are several kinds of filters designed to be temporarily implanted, others are made to be permanently inserted for the life of the patient.
Some common manufacturers of IVC filter are: Cordis, Rafael Medical Technologies and Rex Medical, B Braun Medical, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Boston Scientific, and ALN Implants Chirurgicaux.
The FDA is addressing IVC Filter Problems: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions patients about IVC filter problems. In 2010, this federal agency issued a safety communication that announced it had received 921 adverse event reports since 2005.
Additionally, the US FDA also stated that of these reported IVC filter problems, 328 reports received involved IVC filter migration, 146 was due to IVC filter components, 70 occurred because of the perforation of the major inferior vena cava vein, and last 56 reported incidents involving IVC filter fracture.
The FDA, further warns that IVC filter problems are more likely to be related to permanent or long-term use of the medical device. The federal agency cautions that the medical device is intended to be used only temporarily. Once the risk of pulmonary embolism occurring in a patient subsides, the filter should be removed as soon as possible.
To help decrease the risk of IVC filter problems, the FDA now recommends that physicians remove retrievable IVC filters as soon as the patient’s risk of blood clot-related injuries has passed.
In general, IVC filter lawsuits are filed individually by each plaintiff and are not class actions.
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Low-T – Testosterone replacement treatments (TRTs) are designed to boost levels of the male hormone in men with hypogonadism, a condition also known as "Low-T" in which men produce too little testosterone due to injury or disease. This has raised concerns in the medical community as testosterone therapy has been linked to a 30 percent increased risk of heart attacks, strokes or death after three years of use. Another study found that men had a significant increased risk of heart attack or stroke in the first three months of starting testosterone treatment.
DEPUY ASR HIP REPLACEMENT
More than twelve thousand patients who received DePuy’s ASR XL or Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacements have sued DePuy over their malfunction, alleging that the company knowingly sold defective and dangerous products. The devices release metal debris into surrounding tissue, leading to many different types of health issues and an extremely high failure rate. DePuy ultimately recalled its ASR hip systems, but the manufacturers allege they knew of its problems long beforehand and even actively worked to suppress evidence of malfunction. Other manufacturers have issued similar recalls. If you have had a Hip Replacement and think it may be giving you problems please contact us to see if it could be one of those on the Hip Replacement recall list. The number in Tuscaloosa in Alabama is 662-342-3622. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to email. I'm ready to help you with this pain caused by your ongoing health issues by using the laws to fight for you on your behalf.
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If you feel you have been harmed by defective medical devices or bad drugs you will find I am diligent in the pursuit for justice and will fight for the maximum possible compensation for you. I have seen improperly tested or marketed medical devices compromise the health of my clients and their families. This is unacceptable. Medical manufacturing companies should be held responsible for the harm their products have caused. Dennis Harmon has the legal expertise and experience necessary to litigate against such matters.
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Surgical Mesh which has damaged you has payment for you
This is how to get you get paid for the harm from surgical mesh. I wish I had a way to make you feel better. I can help withmoney but not a cure for the pain it has caused you. I can help with money to help other issues created by having to deal with constant and intermittent pain. I can help on putting a case together for payment now without having to wait for a case in the long term.
Money for lost wages and time because of the pain, surgeries and medicine is important. We can help with money on many cases. You may freely use the money for any way you wish. Sometimes just to make your life better is the best use of the money. We can get help for you - to make your life better.
No one should have to endure pain because of a large corporations admitted mistakes.
The companies that created the mesh put you thru a great deal of pain and long term hardship and harm and can be made to pay you. The companies who caused harm to you have agreed to pay - this we already know. We will make sure you do get paid if they hurt you and make sure they pay the most in your case.
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Taxotere – Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug approved in the treatment of breast cancer, along with other forms of cancer. It is administered intravenously through a vein, and is a member of a family of drugs called taxanes. While hair loss during chemotherapy is expected, patients undergoing chemotherapy with Taxotere were not warned they could potentially experience permanent hair loss. Permanent hair loss is an extremely debilitating condition, especially for women.
DePuy ATTUNE® Knee Replacement –
Problems with ATTUNE include loosening of the tibial component at the implant-cement interface within the first two years after implant. Patients often present with pain on weight bearing, swelling, and decreased range of motion. Researchers believe that these failures are likely underreported.
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: More Transvaginal and Complications
We look at the problems you are having in your pelvis and stomach area - by looking at your surgeries that have failed to hang your body the right way. Interior muscles are giving up and failing by not holding up the inside part of the stomach is your problem. Hanging and drawing down on the muscles way too long is what's going on. The fancy word is prolapse but this is just a failing and dropping with the inside pushing out. The other failure here is a stress when your passing water is getting out of control. That fancy word is stress urinary incontenance. Same thing as what I mentioned about this above.
I think this will match cases paying now or may fill some more in the future. The problems on the stomach area and urinary leaking are not folks fault. Women have been having about 60,000 cases concerning this stuff and are going from just medicine and surgery with doctors. That means at least 60,000 cases where people can get paid. We're moving from doctors to lawyers to add on these cases.
The government has already decided to move the mesh cases on the stomach to reclassify as high risk medical devices when one uses them.
( I Hope they're right when that gets done.) But the history is often a body weakened when this is added to a body rather than making it stronger.
When your body is weaker with pain and weakness, these are often cases involving both the pelvis and the stomach. Call me on this because there are now thousands of cases to look at. If you match these, we can get you paid on the stomach and its problems quite often.
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Physiomesh – Physiomesh is a flexible polypropylene mesh designed to reinforce the abdominal wall, preventing future hernias from occurring. Studies of Physiomesh have shown not only that it is related to significantly more recurrent hernias and postoperative pain than similar devices, but it has been linked to an increased risk of additional surgeries, organ perforation, mesh migration, sepsis and even death.
[ 5-16-2017 ] Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. We are requiring new warnings, including our most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk.
Invokana, approved by the FDA in March 2012, is classified as an SGLT2 inhibitor, which works by reducing blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes patients. The drug has been linked to a number of serious kidney problems, including ketoacidosis, a serious buildup of acids in the blood that can be life threatening if left untreated.
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Bone Cement – The type of bone cement used during knee replacement surgery affects the outcome of that surgery. Complications associated with knee replacements performed with high viscosity bone cement include loosening and debonding (where the implant fails to adhere to the cement interface on the shin or thigh bone), which requires revision surgery. Other reported problems include new onset chronic pain and instability.
Xarelto - Xarelto, a blood-thinning drug, has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death. Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court.
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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) – Introduced in the late 1980s, PPIs are used for the treatment of acid-related disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal reflux disorders. Long-term use of PPIs, including Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, may result in Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN), which is a condition where the spaces between the tubules of the kidney cells become inflamed. While individuals who suffer from AIN can recover, most will suffer from some level of permanent kidney function loss. In rare cases, individuals suffering from PPI-induced AIN will require kidney transplant.