Matthew McCarley, a partner at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) regarding Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters manufactured by Cook Group, Inc.   IVC Filters were implanted to prevent blood clots from becoming coronary or pulmonary embolisms. However, reports first surfaced in 2005, that the radial arms and struts of the retrievable filters had broken off inside the body of patients and led to many dangerous health complications. Since the first reported complications, patients with filters implanted longer than 6 months have experienced complications at high rates of occurrence.  The complications include but are not limited to, erosion of the filter into the wall of the Vena Cava, perforation of the radial arms and struts into major organs and arteries, and tilting of the filter. 

As part of the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee, Mr. McCarley will be working alongside other nationally prominent attorneys as lead plaintiffs’ counsel for all IVC filter plaintiffs.  
If you or a loved one experienced any issues because of an implanted or removed IVC filter, we encourage you to consult with one of our IVC Filter attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim against the responsible party will ensure relief from the burden of costly medical expenses. We will also pursue compensation for the pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work as a result of IVC filter complications. Further questions can be directed to our office at 1.866.705.7584 or