Hundreds of people who were implanted with Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) blood clot filters have filed lawsuits against Cook Medical. Lawyers accuse the company of negligence for downplaying side effects like vein perforations, tilting, fractures, organ damage, emergency open-heart surgery,...
Thousands of people have filed lawsuits after they were injured by IVC filters that tilted, punctured through the vein, or could not be removed.
IVC filters prevent deadly blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolisms) but the risk of complications increases the longer they stay in the body — including the risk of causing blood clots or death.
Cook Medical is facing nearly 1,400 lawsuits from people who were injured by IVC filters — 45% of cases involve the Günther Tulip, an older design that studies have linked to high rates of vein penetration. It digs into the...
A woman who was injured by a cage-like blood clot filter that was implanted in a blood vessel called the inferior vena cava (IVC) has filed a lawsuit.
A man who was seriously injured by one of the oldest blood clot filters still on the market has filed a lawsuit against Cook Medical.
A woman who was injured by a blood clot-catching filter made by Cook Medical has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of selling a defective medical device.