The FDA issued its warning on the dangers against long-term IVC Filter use in 2010. Soon after the alert was issued revealing the dangers of these defective medical devices, a decrease in the use of IVC Filters was recorded. However, this proved to be too little, too late for some patients already implanted with the defective medical device.
The IVC Filter is a product aimed at preventing blood clots in those patients who are at risk. Many physicians implant these Filters in trauma patients as well as those susceptible to DVTs or blood clots, however a new study shows that the success of these IVC Filters are questionable at best.
IVC Filter, a product aimed at preventing traveling blood clots from causing further damage to the body has been proven to have adverse effects leading them to be categorized as defective medical devices.