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IVC Filters: Hidden Dangers Patients Weren’t Aware Of

As of December 2015, the manufacturer of the IVC Filter–Inferior Vena Cava Filter–was responsible for 30 deaths as a result of a product defect, that even when replaced with a “modified” device, still behaved in the same way, and caused the same life-threatening issues. An IVC Filter, when working correctly, according to Johns Hopkins was created to “[…]stop blood clots from going up into the lungs. The inferior vena cava is a large vein in the middle of your body. The device is put in during a short surgery.”

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