There is no easy answer to this question.
Your doctor may have a recommendation one way or the other, but your doctor could be to blame if he or she implanted the IVC filter incorrectly.
A lawyer can review your medical records in consultation with physicians and other medical experts to get you the answers you need about your medical care.
What are the different types of IVC filters?
What is the evidence that IVC filters work?
Are IVC filters appropriate for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery patients?
Are IVC filters appropriate for trauma victims?
Can I sue the manufacturer of my IVC filter?