The lawsuit was filed by Amber M., a woman from Georgia who was injured by the Günther Tulip® Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical LLC and William Cook Europe ApS.
The IVC Filter was implanted on January 11, 2008 at St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia by Dr. C. Randall Smith for the purpose of preventing a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).
Cook Medical is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks.
The lawsuit was filed on April 15, 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:19-cv-01496-SEB-MPB.
It will be centralized with approximately 5,500 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.