The lawsuit was filed by Kimberly A., a woman who was living in Arizona when she was implanted with a Günther Tulip® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”). She was injured while living in Nevada.
The Günther Tulip® IVC Filter was manufactured by Cook Medical and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was surgically implanted in her inferior vena cava to pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs) on March 14, 2008 at Banner Baywood Medical Center by Dr. Steven Maxfield.
The lawsuit accuses Cook Medical of negligence, strict products liability, failure to warn, design defect, breach of implied and express warranty, and more.
The lawsuit was filed on March 13, 2008 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No.1:18-cv-00800-TWP-TAB.
It will be centralized with over 3,700 other IVC filter lawsuits against Cook Medical that have already been filed 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 and Thomas Wm. Arbon 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.