The lawsuit was filed by Teresa Marie B., a woman from North Carolina 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 her vein for the purpose of preventing pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs) by Dr. Joseph Fulton at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 20, 2014.
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-00803-WTL-TAB.
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 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.