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  • What Is Inferior Vena Cava Filter Thrombosis

    What Is Inferior Vena Cava Filter Thrombosis?

    Rick Plezia June 27, 2016 Defective Medical Devices

    IVC filters have come under scrutiny for causing a host of complications in patients, but inferior vena cava filter thrombosis is one of the most deadly IVC filter complications.

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    J&J Begins To Settle Power Morcellator Lawsuits

    Rick Plezia March 23, 2016 Defective Medical Devices

    On March 18, 2016, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson reportedly settled approximately 70 morcellator lawsuits alleging its power morcellator devices used in hysterectomies and other medical procedures caused the spread of undetected cancer.

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  • IVC Filter Risks and Complications

    IVC Filter Risks and Complications

    Rick Plezia March 2, 2016 Defective Medical Devices

    Over 200,000 patients in the United States have had an Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC Filter) implant, but with its widespread use, concerns over the risks and complications of the medical device have reached a tipping point. Different types of IVC filters have been used since the late 1970s to prevent blood clots from moving into a patient’s lungs. Since 2003, surgeons have used retrievable IVC Filters for the temporary prevention of blood clots.

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    Why IVC Filters Are Used

    Rick Plezia December 7, 2015 Defective Medical Devices

    Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters) are special umbrella-shaped devices that are inserted into the main vein in the body, in order to block blood clots and prevent them from moving from the leg to the lungs, which can result…

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