One of the plaintiffs is Alpheus F. C., a man from Louisiana who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on March 6, 2015. His filter was chronically occluded with blood clots and it was crushed against the wall of his vein, so he needed to have a recanalization procedure.
Another plaintiff is Mary M., a woman from Texas who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on October 30, 2013. A CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis revealed that the filter is tilted, embedded, and one of the medial struts caused an early perforation of her vein.
All of the plaintiffs suffered life-threatening injuries and damages, and required extensive medical care and treatment.
As a further proximate result, plaintiffs have suffered and will continue to suffer significant medical expenses, and pain and suffering, and other damages, according to the lawsuit.
The defendants include Cordis Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Confluent Medical Technologies.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers accuse the manufacturers of failure to warn about serious risks, manufacturing a defective medical device, negligence, fraudulent concealment, breach of express warranty, and violations of applicable state laws prohibiting consumer fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices.
The lawsuit was filed on March 20, 2019 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda — In RE: Jerry Dunson, et al., v. Cordis Corporation, et al. — Lead Case No. RG16812476.
There are now over 12,000 other IVC filter lawsuits against Cordis Corporation, B. Braun, Rex Medical, Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, and other manufacturers.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.