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.
Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug which is used to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation or “AFib” (irregular heartbeat) or patients who are recovering from certain surgical operations.
Unfortunately, Xarelto can cause irreversible severe bleeding such as: kidney bleeding; gastrointestinal bleeding; or brain hemorrhage. Use of the Xarelto drug has also been attributed serious side effects, including: stroke; heart attack; and death. The number of Xarelto lawsuits has increased due to the inherent risks when consuming this dangerous drug. Furthermore, the creators of Xarelto do not place adequate warnings of the drug’s dangers to consumers.
If you or a loved one has experienced any serious side effects while taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dedicated legal team at Iannella & Mummolo to learn more.