The lawsuit was filed by Loretta E. K., a woman from Texas 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 to catch blood clots on January 27, 2015 at University General Hospital in Houston, Texas by Dr. Younan Nowzaradan.
Cook Medical is accused of products liability, failure to warn, design defect, negligence, breach of implied and express warranty, selling a defective medical device, and downplaying serious safety risks.
The lawsuit was filed on March 20, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:18-cv-00908-RLY-TAB.
It will be centralized with over 3,800 other IVC filter lawsuits now pending 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.