IVC Filter Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb

When Sara had an IVC Filter implanted 20 years ago, nobody told her that it would ultimately need to be removed. “Now that I’m conscious of so many IVC filter lawsuits I don’t know if this filter is supposed to be permanent or not, but it has got me worried,” says Sara.

In 1996 Sara had a Greenfield IVC Filter implanted due to multiple DVTs in her leg and multiple pulmonary embolisms in her lungs. It has been in there ever since. “Every vein and artery in my leg grew one big solid clot and I was in the hospital for 19 days—I nearly passed,” Sara says. “A surgeon put the filter in my aorta to prevent another embolism in my lungs. I didn’t get much information at the time, likely because I didn’t ask any questions; I wasn’t as savvy as I am now.”You can gather more info on ivc filters by visiting http://www.bardfilterlawsuitcenter.com/sacramento-bard-filter-lawyer/.

Twenty years later, Sara wants answers. Although the Greenfield filter is supposed to be permanent, she is worried that tissue can grow throughout the device. And she had another “bout” of pulmonary embolisms in her lungs in 2004. “I wonder if this filter should be removed, regardless if it is labeled as permanent,” she quips. “Tissue can grow around it and maybe around my aorta. 

Sara is justifiably concerned. A lawsuit has been filed upon Boston Scientific by a woman from Kentucky. She was severely injured when her Greenfield IVC filter became clogged with blood clots after remaining implanted for more than a decade. 

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