February 7, 2019 — A woman who was injured by a defective Celect® IVC Filter manufactured by Cook Medical has been awarded $3 million in compensation by a jury in Indiana.
The plaintiff is Tonya Brand, a woman who was implanted with the IVC filter in 2009, just before she underwent spinal-fusion surgery.
In May 2011, she experienced pain in her right thigh. A few weeks later, she felt something sticking out of her skin. She pulled out a metal wire that had migrated to her thigh from her broken IVC filter.
When she went in for medical treatment, a full-body scan revealed that her IVC filter was fractured and another broken piece had migrated to her spine. She underwent surgery to remove the piece in October 2015.
The federal jury in Indianapolis, Indiana awarded $3 million in compensatory damages for her pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. Her case was the 3rd trial against Cook Medical in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) that involves over 5,000 lawsuits.
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