It can be crippling to remember that in a base level, people are just muscles and blood wrapped in skin and propped up by bones – but people like to think themselves as invincible. But skin can oft be as fragile as parchment and when what’s underneath is endangered. Such is the case with blood clotting.

What is blood clotting and why is it so dangerous? For one thing, a severe enough blood clot can be fatal if not treated immediately. Such is the case for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which often occurs with passengers of planes on long distance flights. There is a vein in the legs called the deep vein that is stimulated by motion and if a person is stagnant for too long, the deep vein can clot and in turn, sever the vein and trigger heart failures.

That is why passengers on flights longer than four hours are advised to move around every few hours or so in order to avoid DVT.

However, this need not be the only case of clotting. Some people are simply more susceptible to blood clotting than others. This, in turn, creates the need for precautionary measures such as anticoagulant medication and medical devices such as IVC filters. When choosing a device to trust with something as fragile and important as the heart, it is imperative to practice the utmost care and precision as this is not an organ that should be risked at all.

For example, there are some complaints being raised regarding Bard’s G2 IVC Filter, according to the website of the lawyers with Habush Habush Rottier, wherein patients who have had the device implanted have had parts of the device snap off and wander onto other parts of the body. This happenstance can cause incredible pain and discomfort, as well as the more serious predicaments that the threat of malfunctioning medical devices can pose.