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New Research Shows High Degree of Overuse of IVC Filters in United States

ivc filters overused in united statesNew research has emerged detailing what appears to be a significant over-reliance on IVC filters by the medical community in the United States. The study was led by Dr. Riyaz Bashir of Temple University and Temple University Hospital, and found that more than one million IVC filters had been placed in patients over a ten year period.

That total accounts for an increase of IVC filter implants of roughly ...

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IVC Filter Implantation Process Could Be Flawed from the Start

ivc filters may be flawed from the point of implantationThe Cleveland Clinic has issued a report on a recent national cohort study that details a dramatic rise in the use of IVC filters since 1999. The study focuses on Medicare beneficiaries discharged with pulmonary embolism, and suggests that doctors have found the devices to be “more palatable” because most models manufactured today can be removed.

However, the report also acknowledges a major flaw in how ...

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Overused and Easily Forgotten – The Threats of IVC Filters

threats loom large for IVC filter patientsWhen a patient is implanted with an IVC filter, they may not know it but a clock starts. Small, brittle, and with a long history of faults, the risks of injury posed by some filters start to accumulate within days of the implantation. And, perhaps unbeknownst to the patient, the longer the device stays in place, the greater the chance becomes that those risks turn into actual medical issues and ...

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Judge Chooses First Cook IVC Filter Case to go to Trial

ivc filter failure cases set to go to trialIn a major step forward for the hundreds of plaintiffs lined up to take action against Cook Medical, the first bellwether IVC filter trials have been selected to begin in 2017.

Over 650 lawsuits have been filed against the medical device manufacturer over allegations that it knew about issues with its IVC filter line, yet continued to market and sell the devices to an unknowing public.

If such ...

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More Bad News at Cook as Heart Catheter Recall Expands

recall at cook medical expandsLawsuits and complaints filed against Cook Medical over IVC filter failures have plagued the company for several years. However, IVC filters aren’t the only devices that the medical device manufacturer produces. Nor are they the only devices that are likely causing serious legal problems for the company.

An angiographic catheter is a device that is used to thread its way into a patient’s heart for the purpose of injecting various dyes and ...

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