The lawsuit was filed by Thomas H. B. Jr., a man from Georgia 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 July 15, 2014 at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Georgia by Dr. Brooks A. Whitney for the purpose of preventing blood clots in the lungs, called a “pulmonary embolism.”
The plaintiff was living in Georgia when the IVC Filter was implanted. His injuries occurred in Tennessee, his current state of residence.
Cook Medical is accused of failure to warn about side effects, negligence, manufacturing a defective medical device, 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-00814-JMS-DML.
It will be centralized with over 3,800 other IVC filter lawsuits that have already been filed 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.