The lawsuit was filed by Kelly L., a woman from South Carolina who was implanted with the TrapEase® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cordis Corporation and Johnson & Johnson.
The IVC Filter was implanted on February 15, 2002 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina.
On November 2, 2017, she underwent an X-Ray at Tidewater Radiology that showed “fracture of several of the filter struts.”
In January 2018, she underwent a surgical procedure to remove the fractured piece of the IVC Filter at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Unfortunately, she was left with several remaining struts from the fractured Cordis IVC Filter in her lung and the right ventricle of her heart. She will require ongoing medical care for the rest of her life.
Cordis Corp. is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about risks.
The lawsuit was filed on May 29, 2018 in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida — Filing # 72757648.
There are now over 8,000 additional IVC filter lawsuits against Cordis Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Rex Medical, Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, and other manufacturers in state and federal courtrooms nationwide.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.