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Sevierville IVC Filter Lawyer

If you have been injured by an IVC filter, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. IVC filter users are prone to heart attack, punctured organs, and punctured veins. IVC filters may cause shortness of breath, severe pain, and even death. To find out more about your legal options for compensation, you need to speak with an experienced Sevierville IVC filter personal injury attorney with the law offices of Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette.

The High Risk of Blood Clots in the U.S. and Tennessee

Every year, more U.S. and Tennessee citizens become at risk for blood clots, which can cause devastating health effects when the clot travels to the brain, heart, or lungs. A stroke occurs when a blood clot travels to the brain. Strokes can cause permanent or long-lasting paralysis, brain damage, and death:

  • Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood vessel of the lungs becomes blocked by a clot. These clots cause damage and can sometimes result in death as well.
  • A heart attack occurs when a blood clot forms that stops the flow of blood to the heart.
  • Deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot that occurs in a deep vein usually in the leg, is one of the predominant types of blood clots that can cause severe health problems that result in pulmonary embolism or heart attack.

Risk Factors of Blood Clot

Tennessee has the ninth highest obesity rate (33.8 percent) in the country, according to the State of Obesity; obese and overweight people are at more risk than others when it comes to blood clots. Additional risks, according to the National Blood Clot Alliance, include the following:

  • Tobacco use;
  • Pregnancy and the months after giving birth;
  • Major surgery;
  • Hospitalization;
  • Vein injuries;
  • Cancer and cancer treatment;
  • Being bed ridden;
  • Staying seated too long;
  • Genetic predisposition; and
  • Certain birth control.

Risk Factors for IVC Filter Users

An IVC filter is a spider-like device that is inserted into a blood vessel to help widen the vessel and reduce the risk of a blood clot. IVC filters should only be used temporarily (up to two months), and are generally used in patients who would not do well with blood thinning medication. These patients include those who have a spinal cord injury, have been in an accident, are undergoing dialysis, or have just been in a major surgery. Unfortunately, while trying to avoid complications caused by blood thinners, IVC filters may cause issues all on their own. This occurs when the device is not fitted properly and dislodges from where it is supposed to stay, when it punctures a vessel, or when it is designed improperly. IVC filters have injured and killed thousands of people.

Contact an Sevierville IVC Filter Lawyer Today for Assistance

Our Sevierville IVC filter lawyers have successfully helped clients win claims and lawsuits against negligent pharmaceutical makers of IVC filter devices–financial compensation that covers medical costs, future procedures and medication, pain and suffering, lost wages, disability, and other considerable damages. Call Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today for assistance.

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