In a way, “Malcolm” (not a real person) thought he was lucky. He had experienced a dizzy spell while driving and nearly fainted, but he managed to pull over before causing an accident. When he recovered, he quickly got himself to a nearby hospital.
Malcolm was diagnosed as suffering from a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot that starts in the leg and travels to the lungs, partially or completely blocking an artery. He was rushed into surgery and the embolism was removed.
Understandably, Malcolm wanted to avoid another such incident – or something even more serious, like a heart attack. His doctor suggested an IVC filter, a spider-like device implanted in the inferior vena cava, an artery in the leg that is meant to catch blood clots before they can migrate to the lungs. It would be a temporary measure, to be removed after Malcolm had recovered from his surgery and could use more non-invasive remedies, such as blood thinners.
A month after receiving the IVC filter, Malcolm was grilling in the backyard when a sharp pain in his leg sent him tumbling to the grass. In severe pain, Malcolm was rushed to the hospital, where it was revealed that a fragment of his IVC filter had broken off and wedged itself into the wall of the artery, causing significant internal injury.
Another emergency surgery followed, this time to remove the device that had been intended to protect his life, not put it at risk. Again, Malcolm was “lucky” that the fragment had not traveled to a vital organ and caused even more damage, but he didn’t feel very fortunate. He filed a lawsuit against the maker of the IVC filter, hoping to recoup some of the money that he had been forced to spend on his surgeries and medical care.
That would take time, however. In the meantime, Malcolm’s lawyer suggested he contact USClaims for pre-settlement funding to help him stay afloat during this difficult time. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to an IVC filter lawsuit, reach out to us to learn how pre-settlement funding during your IVC filter lawsuit is right for you.
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