The lawsuit was filed by Jake D., a man from California who was injured by the Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical LLC and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was implanted on February 28, 2006 at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California by Dr. Romel E. Velastegui for the purpose of preventing a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).
The plaintiff’s injuries occurred after he moved to Oregon, where he is currently a resident.
Cook Medical is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks.
The lawsuit was filed on July 24, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:18-cv-02268-RLY-TAB.
It will be centralized with over 4,350 other IVC filter lawsuits that have already been filed 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 of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.
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.