Utah IVC Filter Lawyer • Craig Swapp & Associates

A defective product can be dangerous to the user through design or manufacturing defects, or by the manufacturer providing incorrect instructions or warnings. Oftentimes, a defect is not discovered until after it has been offered and sold in the marketplace, when reports of injuries come to the attention of the manufacturer.

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As an IVC filter lawyer in Utah, we have worked with clients who have received an IVC filter at the recommendation of their doctor. These filters are used to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs. Those with regular blood clots are often looking for answers and this promised to be it, but the failure rate is incredibly high, approximately 50 percent. The problem is that these filters often have terrible side effects that can become deadly. If you have had an IVC filter inserted, we encourage you to call our office to discuss your legal options.

The FDA Has Weighed in on IVC Filters

After reviewing numerous complaints, the FDA has issued warnings about the use of an IVC filter. Their warning is specifically related to long-term use. A filter such as this may be temporarily necessary as a protective measure. However, it should not stay in once the immediate and often deadly risk of a blood clot has passed. At this point, the FDA recommends having the filter removed. The problem is that removing it is not always easy and can often lead to additional complications.

Speak With an IVC Filter Lawyer in Utah About Your Side Effects

We have worked with clients who have suffered additional bleeding and also severe and terrible pain. Some complain that it feels as though they are being constantly stabbed. The impact of these filters can be mild, where there is constant discomfort, to so severe, you cannot function and could even die due to uncontrolled bleeding. If you have an IVC filter and are unsure of whether or not your symptoms qualify you for a financial award, give us a call. We can review your symptoms and your case before making a recommendation.

Don’t Let Time Get Away From You

While it may not seem fair, you have a set timeframe to file your case or you will lose the right to do so. This is called the statute of limitations, and in Utah, it is two years for medical malpractice and product liability cases. Two years can go by incredibly fast, especially when you are in and out of the hospital for medical treatments. Retaining a lawyer right away and filing your case is the best way to ensure that you do not lose out on the opportunity to seek financial damages.

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Once retained, we will work to gather evidence that can be used to build a strong case for how the IVC filter negatively impacted your health and why you are entitled to financial damages. This requires speaking with your doctor, reviewing your medical records, and learning more about how you have been impacted. For example, we may need to demonstrate how the side effects were severe enough to prevent you from working and therefore, you deserve financial compensation to pay for lost wages. These are the sorts of questions we will ask and one of the ways we will begin to investigate your case.

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Remember that if you file a lawsuit, you are not going up against your local doctor. You are going up against a large manufacturer that has a team of experienced lawyers. This makes it important to have an advocate on your side.

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