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FDA Warnings Against IVC Filter Usage

October 22, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

The IVC filter is a device that is supposed to help prevent blood clots in patients. Inserted into the inferior vena cava (the largest vein in the human body), these devices are small and cage-like, capturing blood clots so they cannot reach the individual’s lungs. If a patient is at risk for pulmonary embolism and no other treatments — such…
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New Study Shows More Likely to Require Follow-up Surgery

October 20, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

In a recent study documented in the British Medical Journal, it was found that of the women who received an Essure implant, 2.4% of them needed to have follow-up surgeries within one year. This is in contrast to the 0.2% of women who had undergone sterilization in a laparoscopic manner that was minimally invasive. This increase indicates that out of…
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