The lawsuit was filed by Jackie R., a woman from Louisiana who was injured by the Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical LLC and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was implanted on May 6, 2014 at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Louisiana by Dr. Adam Hankins for the purpose of preventing a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).
Cook Medical is accused of negligence, selling a defective medical device, failure to warn about side effects, breach of express and implied warranty, and more.
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-00799-SEB-MJD.
It will be centralized with over 3,800 other IVC filter lawsuits that have already been filed against Cook Medical 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.