IVC filters were introduced to the society as a means of protecting people who are unable to take anti-clotting medicines from blood clots. These filters were to be implanted into the patient’s leg or his hip and this little metal device would then capture all the blood clots and would prevent them from traveling through the blood to different parts of the body. However, it soon came to notice that these filters were defective and they tend to leave the place they were implanted at! The metal device would then migrate throughout the blood-stream. This proposed new threats to the patients, not only was this life threatening but also this defective instrument caused several deaths as well. This is why the IVC filter lawsuit was introduced. This is a way of providing these patients with compensation for what they had to go through. The lawsuit files a case against the manufacturers of this device, who will then bear all the medical expenses of the patient.