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 LLC and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was surgically implanted in her vein on January 23, 2013 by Dr. Andrew T. King at Huntingdon Hospital in Pasadena, CA.
The Celect® IVC Filter has been linked to many serious complications, including fracture, tilting, migration, embedment in the vein, perforation of the vein, blood clots, organ damage, and death.
A recent study also linked the Celect® IVC Filter with at least a 43% risk of vein perforation within 2 months.
Cook Medical is accused of negligence for failure to warn about side effects, defective design, and breach of implied and express warranty.
The lawsuit was filed on October 10, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:17-cv-03661-SEB-DML.
It will be centralized with over 4,500 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.