IVC filters can be removable or nonremovable. Sometimes the removable IVC filters are called “retrievable” filters. Over time, various manufacturers have marketed supposedly new and improved versions of IVC filters, with names that almost sound like new cars or smartphones.
The G2® X. The Eclipse. The Tulip. The Denali. What is the difference in all these products? Not much at all. But IFC filter manufacturers are not interested in safety, they are interested in selling product. So they continue to pump out version after version, when the fact is, there is no hard evidence that any IVC filter is good for anyone.
Retrievable filters are supposed to be safer—because studies show that the longer that filter sits in your body, the more likely it is to break. The problem is that removable filters are actually more likely to fail. So whether you have a removable filter or a permanent filter, you are in danger.
The bottom line is, if you have a vena cava filter in your body, or if you have had one removed, you may have a claim for damages. Every case is different, so it is important to consult a lawyer to determine whether you have a claim.
What is the evidence that IVC filters work?
Should I have my IVC filter removed?
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?
Can I sue my doctor for implanting an IVC filter?