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Open Heart Surgery Needed From Defective Inferior Vena Cava Filter

The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a device used by many doctors when coagulation drugs are not an option. The IVC filter is a device placed in the veins to trap clots caused by pulmonary embolism (PE). These clots, if not treated, could potentially travel to the lung and can be deadly. However, although the IVC filter may seem like a good option when coagulation is not possible, the device itself can be deadly and cause a variety of other issues. Many have experienced a break or fracture of the device which then migrates through the veins and often tears through tissue. An Illinois man experienced problems with a Bard Recovery IVC filter. He indicated the device failed inside his body which ultimately led him to require open heart surgery. According to the allegations, the device migrated to his heart causing life-threatening injuries. Even after the surgery and removal of the device, this man continues to suffer significant pain.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who have become victim of the dangerous and life threatening effects of 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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