Defective products: Removable IVC filter embedded within woman

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2017 | Product Liability |

Many individuals who have suffered serious injuries have had medical devices implanted as a result. These devices are often in place to prevent further injury. People in Hawaii expect these to be safe and properly manufactured. Clearly, any defective products can put a person’s health at risk. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a company, accusing it of manufacturing defective medical devices.

The woman was implanted with an inferior vena cava filter manufactured by Conshohocken and Argon Medical Devices, Inc. The filters are designed to be inserted just below the kidneys to catch or prevent blood clots. Her filter was designed to be removable, but after a recent attempt, a doctor discovered that the retrieval hook had become embedded within the wall of the patient’s vena cava.

The product may now pose a threat to her long-term health. People in similar circumstances are often forced to undergo long periods of treatment and end up with significant medical expenses in the process. This can have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life, along with having the potential to create other medical conditions in the future.

People who suffer significant injuries on account of defective products often face periods of financial struggle. If a company is found to have been negligent in manufacturing a product, victims may be entitled to financial restitution through the civil justice system. When facing a similar situation, many people in Hawaii speak with a personal injury attorney for advice on how to file a claim against the party deemed to be at fault.