The lawsuit was filed by Lisa Renee A., a woman who was living in Georgia when she 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 to catch blood clots on April 29, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, by Dr. Joe H. Morgan. Her injuries occurred when she was living in North Carolina.
Her lawsuit accuses Cook Medical of negligence, manufacturing and selling a defective medical device, and failing to warn about side effects.
The lawsuit was filed on March 13, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:18-cv-00802-JMS-TAB.
It will be centralized with over 3,800 other IVC filter lawsuits that have already been filed 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 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.