August 4, 2016 — A woman from Texas who was injured by an IVC filter made by Cook Medical has filed a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed by Catherine M. Maxwell. She was implanted with the retrievable Celect® Vena Cava Filter by Dr. Joseph Imsais on January 8, 2010 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed in the MDL on August 4, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case No. 1:16-CV-2095-RLY-TAB.
As of mid-July, over 650 similar lawsuits were pending in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2570) under U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young. All of the lawsuits accuse Cook Medical of selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about side effects.
The Celect was linked to a 43% risk of vena cava perforation in a study published last year. In 2012, another study of 27 patients with the Celect found some degree of perforation in all of the patients after 71 days.
The MDL process has the convenience of a class action because it centralizes many lawsuits in one court. Unlike a class action, individual lawsuits remain independent. It also helps lawyers coordinate discovery, trials, and settlements.
The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin and Thomas Wm. Arbon of The Law Office of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.
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