The lawsuit was filed by Ursula Anna F., a woman who was living in North Carolina when she was injured by the Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”).
The IVC Filter was manufactured by Cook Medical LLC and William Cook Europe ApS. The plaintiff is currently a resident of Virginia.
The IVC Filter was implanted on November 19, 2004 at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, by Dr. Juan Ayerdi for the purpose of preventing a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).
Cook Medical is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks.
The lawsuit was filed on March 14, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:18-cv-00831-WTL-MJD.
It will be centralized with over 3,600 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.