An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small cage-like medical device that can be inserted by doctors to stop dangerous blood clots from traveling to the blood vessels of the lungs. Their structure allows them to catch fragments of clots that form in the legs or pelvis before these blockages run the risk of causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). These metal filters are surgically implanted in patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners or have seen little success with those drugs.
Benicar (olmesartan) is a powerful drug prescribed by doctors to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). However, many people who have been prescribed this medication have reported serious side effects, including severe gastrointestinal issues.
These side effects can range from nausea and vomiting to chronic diarrhea and sprue-like enteropathy or colitis, and many of those affected have even required hospitalization. Once these effects were brought to their attention, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to the public and changes were made to the drug’s label to make sure these possible issues are clearly laid out. This alteration came only after a great deal of reported cases came to light.
If you or a loved one has experienced any serious side effects while taking Benicar, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dedicated legal team at Iannella & Mummolo to learn more.