Lawsuit: Cook IVC Filters Are Defective And Dangerous

An Illinois IVC filter attorney notes that six people who allegedly suffered injuries after they were implanted with Cook Medical inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have filed a lawsuit claiming that the devices were dangerous and defective. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue claims with the help of an Illinois IVC filter attorney.

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Claim: Device Maker Knowingly Sold Defective IVC Filters

The lawsuit, filed in December 2015, alleges that Cook Medical manufactured defective inferior IVC filters which caused the six plaintiffs substantial complications and injuries. The Madison County Record reports that the plaintiffs claim to have experienced pain and suffering, income loss, increased medical expenses, disablement and even permanent injuries as a direct result of receiving the company’s IVC filters. The lawsuit also alleges that Cook Medical knew that these devices could fail but declined to warn doctors or patients of this risk.

The plaintiffs claim that the medical devices, known as Gunther Tulip MReye, Gunther Tulip Vena Cava filter, Cook Celect Vena Cava filter and Cook Celect Platinum, have been associated with an increased risk of serious injury after reports of tilting, fracture, breakage, migration, and perforation of nearby tissue. The plaintiffs seek damages of more than $50,000 each from Cook Group Inc., Cook Inc., Cook Medical LLC and William Cook Europe APS, plus court costs and attorney fees, the website reported.

How An Illinois IVC Filter Attorney Can Help

Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

Patients who are injured by IVC filters may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • The permanency of the injury
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a patient dies from complications related to a defective IVC Filter, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Patients who have suffered severe complications from IVC filters, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of an Illinois IVC filter attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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