19 Jul Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC Filter Lawsuit
Thousands of adverse event reports have been filed with the FDA after IVC Filter recipients have experienced problems with the IVC Filter devices including events in which the device migrated to the heart, tore through the Inferior Vena Cava and perforated other organs, pierced the spine as well as other events often leading to death or severe injury.
Despite the large number of injuries and deaths caused by IVC Filters, Cook Medical continued to aggressively market these devices beginning in 2000 and continuing to date. Even after the FDA issued an advisory in 2014 telling doctors about the dangers related to IVC filters and advising the medical community about future device implantations, Cook Medical did nothing that we are aware of to educated the many thousands of individuals who had their device implanted before the FDA advisory.
The Hidden Danger of IVC Filters
Unfortunately, an IVC filter can malfunction, break apart, move to your heart or other organs and you may feel just fine, that is until it is too late. The first sign that there is a problem with an IVC filter often results in death or severe injury. In many ways IVC Filters are a silent or near silent killer.
What Should I do If I have a Cook IVC Filter?
Regardless of whether you have a Cook IVC Filter or other type of IVC Filter, you need information regarding the dangers with your IVC Filter Implant. Many experts believe that all IVC Filter recipients need to have their IVC Filter checked to make sure it has not malfunctioned.
If you believe you have been implanted with a Cook IVC Filter or other type of IVC Filter, contact our office today for information on how to potentially protect yourself from death or injury. If you have already been injured by a Cook or other IVC Filter, contact our office for free information about filing a claim against the maker of your IVC Filter Device.
Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit Status
Thousands of IVC Filter lawsuits have already been filed against the makers of IVC Filters including Cook Medical. IVC Filter Lawsuits against Cook Medical have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation in Federal Court. The Cook Medical IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation is similar to a Class Action Lawsuit however, there are some important differences. In the Cook IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation, each claim can be settled individually based on the specific damages to each claimant. In a Cook IVC Filter Class Action the claims of the Individual person harmed by the Cook product would not be given the same individual consideration.
If you or a loved one was implanted with a Cook IVC Filter, contact our office for free information. Protect your health and protect your legal rights.