The vena cava is the largest vein in the human body and is responsible to carry the deoxygenated blood from the lower part to the part. In some patients, there is the risk of blood clot formation, especially around the legs and thighs. This can lead to a fatal condition called deep vein thromboses (DVTs).
The lawsuits blame the device makers for misleading the confidence of the public through constant misbranding and wrong advertisements. The manufacturing companies avoided doing any proper clinical trial to understand the flaws linked with the device. Also, they did not advise the physicians or the patients about the probable life threatening side effects of the IVC filter insertion
Inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the human body which transports the deoxygenated blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. IVC filters, which are commonly used for the treatment of preventing blood clots, are small, metallic cage-like structure which is implanted to sieve the blood clots from not reaching the lungs or the heart, thus saving from fatal consequences such as pulmonary embolism.