IVC Filter Lawsuits; Where Does the Fault Lie?

Phoenix, AZ: As more lawsuits are filed against the makers of IVC filters alleging patients were harmed by the use of defective medical devices, some experts question whether the fault lies with the device manufacturers or with the physicians and patients who fail to follow up on their surgeries. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed, alleging the devices have fractured or migrated, causing serious internal damage to some patients. But while plaintiffs blame the device manufacturers, some experts say the devices have been left in too long, increasing the risk of serious complications


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