The lawsuit was filed by Cynthia C., a woman from Idaho who was injured by the Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was surgically implanted on August 8, 2009 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho by Dr. John Whiting.
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 13, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No.1:18-cv-00804-JMS-MPB.
It will be centralized with thousands of 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.