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ALN Vena Cava Filter Class Action

ALN Vena Cava Filter Class Action

ALN Implants manufactures the ALN Optional, a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Unfortunately, the longer it remains implanted, the higher the risk of complications like fracture and migration.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting ALN vena cava filter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

ALN Optional

The ALN Optional is a cone-shaped wire filter that is implanted in patients at risk of pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs). Unfortunately, the filter itself carries significant risks — including death.

The FDA recommends removing temporary IVC filters as long as they are no longer needed. In 2010, the agency warned that hundreds of patients had been injured by filters that were not removed in a timely manner.

There have also been case reports of patients who were seriously injrued when the ALN Optional rotated upside-down or became embedded in a patient’s aorta after perforating the vena cava.

Serious Risks Linked to IVC Filters

  • Filter fracture
  • Broken pieces of the filter traveling to other parts of the body (embolization)
  • Internal bleeding or hematoma
  • Organ damage
  • Obstruction of blood circulation when the filter is clogged with clots
  • Perforation through the vena cava
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • And more

IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Federal Court

Hundreds of people who were injured by IVC filters have already filed lawsuits against device-makers like C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. These lawsuits are not part of a class action. They are individual lawsuits that have been coordinated in one federal court.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our attorneys are not currently filing a class action lawsuit for people who were injured by the ALN Optional vena cava filter. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.

About Class Actions

Class actions are a good way to resolve a lot of similar legal claims all at once. Lawyers choose a “class representative” and use that person’s case to fight for compensation on behalf of the entire group. Any compensation awarded is shared equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

There are many disadvantages to a class action for people with severe injuries, which is why individual lawsuits are much more common. For example, members of class actions may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or massive attorneys’ fees that leave little remaining.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits. We only accept cases involving very serious injuries so we can focus on maximizing compensation for the victims. If you were injured by a defective IVC filter, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a ALN Vena Cava Filter Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting ALN vena cava filter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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