As Over 1,300 Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Await Litigation, Judge Amends Schedule For Bellwether Trials


IVC Filter Lawsuits Allege Celect and Günther Tulip IVC Filters Can Fail and Cause Fracturing, Tilting, Perforating The Inferior Vena Cava And Even Death.

Cook-IVC-Filter-LawsuitAs the number of IVC Filter lawsuits continue to mount against Cook Medical over its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, a federal judge has amended the bellwether trial schedule for the IVC filter complaints. More than 1,370 IVC filter lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana that commonly allege Cook Medical failed to adequately warn doctors and their patients that its Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters can fracture, puncture organs, tilt, and fail to trap blood clots which can cause death. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Failure Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young, who is presiding over the multidistrict litigation for the IVC filter lawsuits, amended the schedule based on a joint motion filed by plaintiffs and defendants. The first IVC filter trial was to begin this month but was rescheduled to October 23, 2017, according to the amended Case Management Order (CMO) issued on January 4. The second trial is scheduled for September 10, 2018 and the third trial is set for April 30, 2018. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Failure Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)

“We look forward to the outcome of these bellwether trials and we will be closely monitoring the first one that was rescheduled to October,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, which is investigating potential IVC lawsuit claims.

The IVC Filter Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC represent men and women from around the country in IVC filter complaints and continue to offer free legal evaluations to those who believe they or their loved ones may have sustained injuries from IVC filters implanted to prevent blood clots. To learn more, please contact Wright & Schulte today by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit

An IVC filter is a small, cage-like device that is inserted into a major vein called the inferior vena cava, which carries blood from the lower part of the body to the heart. The struts of the IVC filter trap the blood clots to prevent them from reaching the lungs. Blood clots have the potential to cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

IVC filters have been the subject of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety alert because of the number of adverse event reports the agency received about the devices since 2005. The 921 reports the FDA received involved the IVC filters migrating from their original position, filter fragments moving to the heart or lungs,
filters perforating the inferior vena cava, and filters being difficult to remove. To prevent complications from occurring, the FDA recommends removing IVC filters between 29 and 54 days after implantation or as soon as the pulmonary embolism risk subsides.

The first IVC lawsuit Judge Young selected for bellwether trials involves a Florida woman who had a Cook Celect IVC filter implanted in November 2010. The lawsuits states, four months after the IVC was implanted, the plaintiff’s doctors unsuccessfully tried to remove the device. Over the next three years, the woman suffered severe gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain, according to the IVC lawsuit. A colonoscopy was performed that showed the IVC filter had perorated her inferior vena cava and migrated into her duodenom, the complaint said. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2570)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And IVC Filter Lawsuits

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