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IVC Filter Seen to Break and Migrate Inside Body


This video describes how a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE). The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter was designed to be an option for patients who wish to avoid getting a PE. The IVC filter is a small wire whisk looking medical device implanted into the inferior vena cava. The device acts as a filter for the blood clots created from DVT. The blood clots will be caught by the IVC and the natural flow of blood will eventually break up the clot(s). This device was a good option for those patients who could not use anticoagulation drugs (which are blood thinners). However, many who have had the Bard’s Recovery IVC and Bard’s G2 IVC have reported a fracture an migration of pieces of the device. Parts of the device have been seen to break off, migrate, and perforate the IVC or other organs such as the heart and lungs. This can cause severe pain, bleeding, and other life-threatening problems.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who have become victim of the dangerous and life threatening effects from the IVC filter. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed IVC filter, we encourage you to consult with one of our IVC Filter attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead IVC Filter lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing IVC Filter victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at or by calling 1.866.705.7584.


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