The Crux IVC filter is implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to catch blood clots. It is only intended for short-term protection from blood clots. When the filter is not removed, patients have a higher risk of complications like fracture, migration, organ damage, and more.
Need a Texas Crux Vena Cava Filter Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a serious side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
The Crux IVC Filter is vena cava filter made by Volcano Corporation that is supposed to prevent pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs). Its unique double-helix design is supposed to reduce the risk of complications.
Serious Risks Linked to IVC Filters
The Crux is designed to be removed when it is no longer necessary. Unfortunately, the long-term risks are unknown. The manufacturer is studying the safety of the Crux filter in the PRESERVE clinical trial, a 5-year study that began in early 2015.
In the meantime, the manufacturer warns about the following serious risks associated with the Crux filter:
- Filter fracture
- Embolization (traveling to other areas of the body)
- Internal bleeding or hematoma
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Perforation through the vena cava
- Inability to retrieve filter
- Kidney damage
- Restriction of blood-flow
- Blood clots
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Back or abdominal pain
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Hundreds of IVC Filter Lawsuits Already Filed
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by victims of IVC filters, but not as part of a class action. Judges have centralized lawsuits against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical into a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL). This has many of the advantages of a class action, but each case remains independent and can have its own outcome.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our trial attorneys are not filing a class action lawsuit for people who were injured by the Crux vena cava filter. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.
About Class Actions
When a lot of people have similar legal claims, class actions are an efficient way to resolve a lot of claims all at once. The outcome depends on the “class representative,” and any compensation is shared equally after lawyers take a percentage.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
There can be disadvantages to a class action when a lot of people are injured. Members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or attorneys’ fees that leave little remaining for everyone to share.
There is no excuse for failing to warn about side effects from defective medical devices. Our lawyers specialize in filing individual lawsuits for people with very serious injuries. We focus on seeking justice and maximizing compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.
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