The inferior vena cava returns blood from the lower body to the heart, and should a blood clot form in the legs, the IVC filter catches the clot before it can cause serious damage. Generally, only those who have a significant risk of developing a pulmonary embolism, and who cannot take blood thinning drugs, are candidates for an IVC filter.
The last few years have been difficult ones for Johnson & Johnson regarding the thousands of baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits which have been filed against the company. Those who used Johnson & Johnson baby powder with talc or Shower to Shower with talc for feminine hygiene purposes and later developed ovarian cancer could have a valid claim against the pharmaceutical giant.
The J & J talcum powder ovarian cancer link debacle is one of the most recent instances of breach of trust from the company whose baby powder has been a trusted household product for generations. While technically neither a dangerous drug nor a dangerous medical device, the J & J talcum powder lawsuits have been one of the most talked-about issues over the past few years...
Harris County has suffered a major impact following a massive recall involving medical devices used to preserve blood evidence following a DWI arrest. In fact, as many as 11,000 DWI cases in Harris County could potentially be impacted by recalled test tubes...
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