July 11, 2016 — Lawsuits have been filed by two women who were injured by the Celect and Günther Tulip IVC filters made by Cook Medical.
One lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Nicole Marie Lemmon, a woman from Colorado who was implanted with the Cook Celect® Vena Cava Filter in June 2008 at a hospital in Englewood (Case No. 1:16-cv-01837).
The other lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Reina Amaya, a woman from Texas who was implanted with the Cook Günther Tulip® Vena Cava Filter at a hospital in San Antonio in May 2007 (Case No. Case No. 1:16-cv-01838).
Both of the lawsuits were filed on June 8 by Ben C. Martin and Thomas Wm. Arbon of the Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.
Over 550 vena cava filter lawsuits have now been filed against Cook Medical. The company is accused of failing to warn about the risk of side effects, such as filter fracture and migration.
The lawsuits are centralized in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2570) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana under Judge Richard L. Young.
In April 2012, a study involving 50 people who were implanted with the Cook Celect or Günther Tulip found that 86% perforated through the vena caval wall. All of filters had “some degree of vena caval perforation” within 71 days of implantation, and about 40% of the filters had tilted.
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