The lawsuit was filed by Jane D., a woman from Missouri 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 to catch blood clots traveling through her inferior vena cava to prevent a pulmonary embolism.
The date of implantation of the IVC Filter was March 31, 2014. It was implanted by Dr. Bruce Kirke Bieneman at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The plaintiff is a current resident of Missouri who was injured while she was living in the state.
The lawsuit is seeking compensation from Cook Medical for alleged negligence, failure to warn, design defects, breach of express and implied warranty, fraudulent concealment, and punitive damages.
The lawsuit was filed on January 25, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case 1:18-cv-00221-SEB-DML.
It will be centralized with over 3,600 other IVC filter lawsuits that are currently pending in a federal Multi-District Litigation in Indiana (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 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.