Bard IVC Filter Lawyer Utah
As a Bard IVC filter lawyer in Utah, we can represent you if you have suffered due to an IVC filter being placed by your doctor. This is a small device designed to prevent blood clots from traveling back toward your lungs or heart. Naturally, severe blood clots can be dangerous, and doctors seeking solutions have turned to these filters. Unfortunately, by some estimates, they have a 50 percent fail rate and the side effects can be terrible, if not deadly.
A Bard IVC Filter Lawyer in Utah Can Protect Your Rights
If you have suffered due to a faulty medical device, you deserve financial compensation to pay for your medical bills, suffering, lost wages, and the impact on your life in general. Our goal is to look at how the device has affected you to this point and how your life will continue to be impacted by it. Taking into consideration things like the cost of additional care, the need to hire someone else to watch your children, necessary medical procedures, etc. allows us to determine the true value of your case and to pursue financial damages to pay for them.
What has the FDA said about IVC filters?
They have warned patients of the potential for deadly complications and have recommended that they be removed once the immediate danger of blood clot travel is eliminated. You can read the full extent of their research on the FDA website, and we can provide you with additional information so you can make an informed decision regarding how to best proceed with your case.
What are some of the side effects?
The worst side effect is the potential for uncontrollable bleeding that can lead to death. Even in mild cases, the side effects can be severe pain. Many patients have complained that they cannot work or even take care of themselves due to the severe pain they feel.
What should I do if I had one placed?
The FDA recommends that you have it removed. This can be difficult, so you may need to see a specialist and receive more than one opinion on the best way to go about it. Otherwise, we recommend calling our office to discuss your legal options.
Can I file a lawsuit five years from now or whenever I have more time?
No. In the state of Utah, there is a statute of limitations that determines how long you have to file a civil lawsuit. In the case of medical malpractice or product liability, that is two years. Given how quickly time passes, it is wise for you to hire an attorney to make sure you do not reach the two-year mark and lose the opportunity to have your day in court.
What if I am not prepared to go to court yet? Should I still call a Bard IVC filter lawyer?
Yes, you don’t have to be ready to get started. We will get prepared by doing the work for you. It is important to us that your rights are protected and that you can seek financial compensation by filing a lawsuit. We will do the leg-work so you can focus on your health while we take care of the rest.
We can help you make a decision regarding your case and handle the process for you. One Call — That’s All. You can get legal answers 24/7 with staff available day or night by calling 800-404-9000. Craig Swapp & Associates are here to answer all your legal questions and can provide you with a consultation to discuss your case.