South Carolina IVC Filters Lawyer
Medical device manufacturers design inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent blood clots in your lower extremities from traveling to your lungs or heart and causing a pulmonary embolism. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), despite these filters’ intended purpose, the devices can present life-threatening risks that increase the longer the filters remain implanted. Hence, our South Carolina IVC Filters Lawyer Team are investigating claims from victims of such defective products. For example, some risks include:
- Filter fracture
- IVC occlusion (obstruction)
- Filter migration
- Filter penetration
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Filter embolization
- Complications from filter retrieval
So, if you suffered injury or a loved one died due to injuries from an IVC filter implantation, you could have grounds for recovering your damages via a settlement or lawsuit. How Much Compensation Could You Get?
In a rapid-fire series of trial verdicts, juries have been finding C.R. Bard’s IVC filter defective. And, are holding the manufacturer accountable for plaintiffs’ damages.
Furthermore, in July 2021, a jury awarded a Wisconsin woman $3.3 million after an implanted C.R. Bard IVC filter became embedded in her heart, requiring multiple surgeries to remove the filter and its broken pieces. Additionally, in May and June of 2021, juries awarded a total of almost $7 million for three individuals who suffered injury from C.R. Bard’s IVC filters.
Types of Injuries from Defective IVC Filters
The damages you could recover in an IVC lawsuit depend on the type and severity of the injury(ies) the medical device caused you. Some of the injuries commonly reported in association with IVC filters include:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pericardial tamponade
- Cardiac tamponade
- Nerve damage
Also, our lawyers will gather the medical records associated with your IVC filter injury. We will find the evidence that shows how a malfunctioning IVC filter caused your injury so we can hold manufacturers accountable.
Filing a Claim or Lawsuit Could Help You Recover More Than Medical Bills
The types of injuries that result from an IVC filter malfunction could cost you in ways you may never have imagined. Thus, our attorneys know where to seek and how to quantify losses you could experience far into the future, and we will hold manufacturers financially responsible for these losses.
Types of Damages You Might Recover
Some of the types of recoverable damages that often accompany this type of case include:
- Doctors’ and surgeons’ fees
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Prescription medication
- Hospitalization costs
- Emergency transportation
- Replacement services
- Lost income
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We will consult with medical experts, as well as occupational therapy, psychology, and economic experts, to determine your past and future losses – and the total value of your case.
Wrongful Death Action
Pulmonary embolism is fatal for approximately 30 percent of people who suffer from the condition but go undiagnosed and untreated, according to Mayo Clinic. So, if this happened to a loved one, or they died because of another injury from an IVC filter, you could pursue a wrongful death action to recover such losses. For example:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of consortium
- Cremation or burial costs
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of society
For a free legal consultation with a ivc filters lawyer serving South Carolina, call 803-222-2222
How Our Product Liability Lawyers Can Help Your Case
Our legal team brings something invaluable to your product liability case: experience. Moreover, we have been protecting the rights of South Carolina’s injured for 25 years. A review of testimonials from our clients will underscore the degree of professionalism, courtesy, and knowledge we bring to a fight for compensation for personal injury.
Meeting Statutory Deadlines
One of the many critical aspects of handling a case like this is maintaining a smooth-running case that meets deadlines imposed by the state. In South Carolina, S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 stipulates that all personal injury lawsuits be filed within three years of the date of injury.
If a medical provider contributed to your IVC filter injury, we could be pursuing a medical malpractice action. S.C. Ann. § 15-3-545 establishes that these complaints be filed within three years of the date of error or three years from the date that you discovered your injury. If an IVC filter caused the death of a loved one, and you are pursuing a wrongful death action, S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 states that you must file this lawsuit within three years of the date of your loved one’s passing.
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We will Manage Every Aspect of Your Case
Our law firm understands the importance of gathering evidence that will build a solid product liability case. In order to recover compensation from IVC manufacturers, our lawyers must prove that the companies’ defective design caused you to suffer serious injuries. Under product liability law, manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries caused by the companies’ defective products.
In cases of manufacturer negligence, product liability law requires proof that the manufacturer’s failure to fulfill their duty of care caused the plaintiff’s injury. We would then provide proof that the injury caused economic and/or non-economic damages.
Our legal team will build a compelling case that meets legal muster by:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering medical records
- Reviewing photos and videos
- Collaborating with experts
Who Could You Sue for Your IVC Filter Injuries?
In a product liability case such as this, plaintiffs can fight to recover damages from any member of the manufacturing supply chain, including:
- Medical device manufacturer
- Materials and components suppliers
- Wholesale distributors
In some cases, if a medical professional incorrectly placed an IVC filter or some other type of negligence on behalf of the medical team caused the device to migrate or fracture, an injured patient can demand compensation from the appropriate medical professionals.
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Call Our South Carolina IVC Filters Lawyers Today
With costs mounting and deadlines approaching, you would be wise to consider hiring an attorney sooner rather than later. An early start gives our team greater access to fresh evidence, including intact medical documentation and witnesses’ ability to recall crucial details. If we present your case to the manufacturer’s insurance company, and they refuse to offer a fair settlement, it is important we find that out in time to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.
If you suffered injury or the loss of a loved one due to a defective IVC filter, we are ready to fight for compensation on your behalf.
Call us today at (800) 777-7777 for a free consultation. Remember, we charge no legal fees unless we win you an insurance settlement or court award.