The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Frederick Earl J., a deceased man who was injured by 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 his vein to catch blood clots on April 30, 2014 at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas by Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli.
Cook Medical is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks.
The lawsuit was filed on August 23, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:18-cv-02611-SEB-MPB.
It will be centralized with over 4,350 other IVC filter lawsuits now 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 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.