IVC filters are meant to prevent clots in the legs and pelvis from reaching the heart and lungs. When clots travel to the lungs or heart, they may create a pulmonary embolism or blockage, which can be fatal. These filters are used in patients who cannot be given blood thinners.
A defective, inferior vena cava filter can become clogged with a blood clot. As a result, it can cause painful swelling of the legs, among other issues. Since a clot slows down blood circulation in the body, it affects the heart’s ability to efficiently pump blood out of the legs. If a defective filter caused clogging, then you should file an IVC blood filter lawsuit. Our lawyers at Wetherall Group, LTD, will zealously fight for you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
How to Ensure Your IVC Lawsuit Will Be Successful
When an IVC filter causes bleeding, extreme pain, or organ damage, you can sue its manufacturer. Most IVC filter lawsuits are class actions from different people who have had the filters break in their bodies, causing them extreme difficulties. To ensure you have a successful personal injury lawsuit, it’s vital that you seek the services of a reputable law firm such as Wetherall Group, Ltd. We are a leading law firm, highly successful in IVC filter settlements. Here's how to make sure your lawsuit succeeds.
- Hire A Highly Knowledgeable Attorney
If you have blood clot filter injuries, it’s important to seek the services of lawyers who have previously dealt with product liability matters. This will ensure you maximize your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Every law firm has a legal specialization they are great at, thus the need to choose a firm that has previously dealt with defectively manufactured products. By doing so, you stand a better chance of being successful in your suit.
- Knowing the Type of IVC Filter You Have
There are very many types of IVC filters in the market. By knowing the kind of filter you have, you can be certain that a filter was defective if it was at one time recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When a filter is recalled and later causes you problems, you have higher chances of a successful lawsuit as it has already been proven to be flawed. Regardless, a lawsuit can be successful even when the type of filter you have was not recalled, but it caused injuries. Medical records and diagnosis by experts are used to determine such a case.
- Limitation Period
All states have a limitation period on when to file for a lawsuit after IVC filter complications. In Nevada, the limitation period is two years from the time you discovered IVC filter injuries. Therefore, for you to have a successful lawsuit, it’s essential that you begin to pursue compensation before the lapse of the two-year period.
Experienced IVC Filter Lawyers Ready to Defend You
If you have experienced grievous side effects from an IVC filter, reach out to us to help you file an IVC blood filter lawsuit. Our experienced IVC attorneys have unbeaten success rates in verdicts and settlements for product liability and will aggressively defend you. Contact Wetherall Group for a free consultation: 702.838.8500 (office) 702. 596. 5974 (cellular).