Blood clots which develop inside the pelvis and legs are referred to as deep vein thrombosis ("DVT"). DVTs, while usually not life threatening, have the potential to travel to the lungs and cause death as a result of cutting off blood flow to the lungs. Inferior Vena Cava ("IVC") filters are designed to "catch" blood clots before they reach the lungs, resulting in a pulmonary embolism. The IVC is implanted into a patient's inferior cava vein through a catheter inserted in the patient's neck or groin. The small metal device is designed to catch and trap blood clots with its metal wires. The most common complications associated with IVCs include punctured organs and blood vessels and migration of the filter to different parts of the body.
Automakers have recently instituted recalls for 2015 and 2016 model vehicles due to faulty airbags manufactured by Takata. Since 2008, more than 19 million cars made by twelve automakers have been recalled in the United Sates alone, beginning with Honda. More recently, Honda also recalled 515 model year 2016 CR-Vs when the Takata front driver-side airbags failed in tests and General Motors recalled 400 cars from the 2015 model year after side airbags failed.