Bard IVC Filters are medical devices used for patients at risk of a pulmonary embolism. However these devices also pose a risk to patients because of the potential hazard of pieces fracturing. This can lead to severe adverse effects that may be life-threatening.A Chicago product liability attorney will evaluate your case if you have been injured by the use of an IVC filter. They can examine your medical records and the device itself to determine if you have a valid Illinois product liability claim.Some of the adverse effects of Bard IVC filters include perforations or punctures to the heart, lungs, vena cava or other internal organs. This can lead to internal bleeding, infection or respiratory difficulties.Other adverse effects of Bard IVC Filters may include:
- Cardiac Tamponade – excess fluid causes a disruption to the heart;
- Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion – blood in or around the heart;
- Ventricular Tachycardia – heartbeat is accelerated with at least 3 irregular heartbeats in a row; and
- Hematoma – collection of blood in an organ.
These are potentially life-threatening injuries. If you have suffered an adverse event from a Bard IVC filter, you may be entitled to pursue compensation through an Illinois product liability claim. When to Hire a Chicago Product liability LawyerA Chicago product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in an Illinois dangerous medical device claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.