Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Amid recent questions over the safety of Inferior Vena Cava blood clot filters, two new reports warn of their immanent dangers and a federal judicial panel has disclosed a surge in lawsuits filed by injured patients.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are tiny, metal vein implants that catch blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs. They are generally used in emergencies or for those who can’t take blood thinners. Each year, they are used in around 250,000 patients.