A lawsuit has been filed against Cook Medical by a woman from West Virginia who suffered a vein perforation less than 4 months after the Celect® IVC filter was implanted in her body.
A lawsuit has been filed by a man who was seriously injured when a G2® IVC filter became embedded in his vein, fractured, sent broken pieces to his heart and lungs, and was impossible to remove.
Lawsuits accuse Cook Medical of failing to warn about complications that can make it impossible to remove a "retrievable" Günther Tulip® IVC filter. Studies show that 43% puncture the vein within 14 months and nearly all are tilted during retrieval...
Cook Medical is facing over 1,750 lawsuits from people who say the company downplayed safety risks of blood clot filters, such as filter fracture and vein perforations in the first few months of implantation.
The FDA recommends removing temporary IVC filters within 29-54 days, but studies show that fewer than 30% are ever removed. The manufacturers are now facing over 3,000 lawsuits for downplaying risks and failing to warn about devastating long-term side effects.