IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Cook Medical Allege The Blood Clot Filter Can Migrate, Tilt, Puncture Organs, And Fail To Trap Blood Clots.
A California woman discovered the pain she was experiencing after having a Cook Medical IVC filter implanted was due to her filter tilting and penetrating her inferior vena cava wall. The woman’s IVC filter lawsuit was added to nearly 1,500 IVC injury lawsuits pending in multdistrict litigation (MDL) against Cook Medical over its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. The lawsuits claim the company’s Celect IVC filter and Günther Tulip IVC filter can fracture, migrate, puncture the heart and lungs, and fail to trap blood clots that can lead to pulmonary embolism. (In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Failure Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)
IVC filters are small devices with spider-like struts or “legs” inserted into a large vein, called the inferior vena cava, to stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs. The California woman had a Cook Celect IVC filter implanted in October 2014 to resolve blood clot issues, according to the lawsuit recently filed in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern Indiana. In December 2016, the plaintiff discovered the problems she was experiencing were a result of the IVC filter tilting, a problem alleged in many Cook Medical IVC filter lawsuits. (IVC Filter Lawsuit Case No. 1:17-cv-00367)
Tilting, fracturing, migration and other complications are issues the experienced IVC filter lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC handle. The law firm represents men and women nationwide in IVC filters complaints and other lawsuits alleging injuries from medical devices.
“People who have sustained serious injuries allegedly due to IVC filters may be eligible to seek compensation and medical expenses for their pain and suffering,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.
The law firm is offering free legal evaluations to men and women who believe they or their loved ones may have sustained injuries or even died from IVC filters implanted to prevent blood clots. To learn more, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com.
IVC filters have come under scrutiny of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which has issued a safety alert about the devices. The FDA said it had received 921 adverse event reports about IVC filters since 2005. The reports involved the filters migrating, filter fragments moving to the heart or lungs, and filters perforating the inferior vena cava. To avoid complications, the FDA recommends removing IVC filters between 29 and 54 days after they are implanted.
U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young, who is presiding over the Cook Medical MDL in Southern Indiana, has selected three IVC filter lawsuits for bellwether trials, according to court documents. Bellwether trials are considered test trials that gives plaintiffs, defendants, and the court an idea of how juries will respond to the evidence. Depending on the outcomes of bellwether trials, the parties may decide to settle pending cases. The first IVC trial, scheduled to begin in October, involves a Florida woman who was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter in November 2010. Four months later, doctors attempted to remove the device but could not, the lawsuit said. The woman started experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It was later discovered that the IVC filter had penetrated her inferior vena cava and migrated into her duodenom.
(In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation – IVC Filter Lawsuits MDL No. 2570)
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