Medicine and surgery is a really serious and complex system that requires a lot of strict regulations and guidelines that need to be met by everyone that happens to fall under their domain including the entire hospital, the surgeons, the nurses, the medical equipment that is being used, and especially the people who are manufacturing the equipment.
Manufacturers have to follow really strict rules and guidelines in order to make sure that everything they create will actually be considered medically safe and usable. Sadly, this is not always the case, sometimes manufacturers are able to bypass the system and potentially faulty medical devices can be used in the hospital, with one of them being IVC filters.
IVC filters are used in order to stop the potential creation of blood clots which could cause serious complications in case they reach the lungs, and potentially leading to the patient’s death. The IVC itself is referring to the inferior vena cava which is the vein that is responsible for bringing blood into the heart from the rest of the body. When it comes to faulty IVC filters, some manufacturers try to hide faults in their filters which can lead to further complications like problems in removing the IVC filters and then permanent side effects like deep vein thrombosis as well. If you want to learn more on the subject, you can look into the cupertinotimes.com post about IVC Complications to familiarize yourself with the topic even further. So, sometimes the hospital is not at fault, and it is actually the manufacturer’s fault for allowing faulty equipment to be passed through them, and into actual hospitals where people’s lives are actually at stake. So, it is a sad reality on how some people really value money over actual human lives and wellbeing.