The lawsuit was filed by Mary F., a woman from California who was implanted with the Celect® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was surgically implanted in her inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body, for the purpose of preventing a blood clot from traveling to her lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism.
The Celect® IVC Filter was implanted on January 23, 2013 at Huntingdon Hospital in Pasadena, California by Dr. Andrew T. King.
Cook Medical is accused of negligence for failure to warn about serious safety risks, selling a dangerous medical device with defective design, breach of implied and express warranty, and more.
The lawsuit was filed on October 12, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:17-cv-03661-SEB-DML.
The lawsuit will be centralized with over 4,000 other IVC filter lawsuits that are currently pending in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2570) — In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation.
The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin and Thomas Wm. Arbon of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin.
Ben C. Martin is a trial attorney based in Dallas, Texas who serves as the plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in the Cook IVC Filter MDL.