The lawsuit was filed by Rick W., a man from Missouri 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 in his vein for the purpose of preventing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs).
It was implanted on March 1, 2016 at Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri by Dr. Stephen C. Kuehn.
The lawsuit accuses Cook Medical of negligence, failure to warn, design defect, breach of implied and express warranty, and more.
The lawsuit was filed on March 2, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:18-cv-00634-SEB-TAB.
It will be centralized with over 3,750 other IVC filter lawsuits that have been filed in a 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.
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.