There have been significant advancements in medical technology over recent years. Companies have developed numerous devices that aide in the treatment of various medical conditions. These are often essential for people in Hawaii who suffer serious injury, but they can create new problems if they are not manufactured and tested properly. A recent lawsuit has been filed by three parties claiming that they were implanted with defective products.
The device in question is an inferior vena cava filter, which is implanted just below the kidneys to prevent or capture blood clots. All three defendants were implanted with IVC filters manufactured by the same company. One of the victims suffered a pulmonary embolism while the product was in place, which it is designed to prevent, resulting in his death.