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Cook Medical Wins IVC Filter trial. Last week after a three-week trial, a federal jury found for Cook Medical, the maker of Cook Celect, and Gunther Tulip IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters.

Cook Medical Wins IVC Filter trial

Cook Medical Wins IVC Filter trial. Last week after a three-week trial, a federal jury found for Cook Medical, the maker of Cook Celect, and Gunther Tulip IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters.

Cook IVC Celect and Gunther Tulip Injury lawsuits

Cook IVC Filters Injury claims are on the rise, the personal injury and product liability lawsuits continue to pile up, with no end in sight. Injured folks allege that the Cook company’s blood-clot filters failed catastrophically puncturing vital organs and blood vessels, requiring emergency surgery to remove them.

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Cook IVC Filters Injury. Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC filters under fire over blood vessel perforation and vital organ damage requiring emergency surgery

Cook Celect, Gunther Tulip IVC Filters

The Bard IVC Filter Injury lawsuits heading to trial set for 2017, according to the U.S. District Judge presiding over the coordinated pretrial proceedings in Phoenix, Arizona. Judge Campbell ruled that the first “bellwether” trial will probably go before a jury in fall of 2017. Since that date is a year away, more likely than not the date is liable to be moved as the cases get further developed.

Bard IVC Filter Injury lawsuits

Recent medical studies have linked IVC filters to serious injuries and death in severe cases.

Federal Multidistrict Litigation

Lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system over severe and catastrophic complications with Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been centralized in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, since August 2015.

There are over 1,000 Bard IVC Filter injury lawsuits and wrongful death claims before Judge Campbell. These Bard IVC Filter injury lawsuits have similar claims; that patients suffered serious injuries and on occasion died after receiving a Bard G2, Bard Recovery, Bard Denali, Bard Eclipse, Bard Meridian or other Bard IVC filter for prevention of a pulmonary embolism.

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The truth is that thousands of people have been severely injured by the side effects of these medical devices. And shockingly the injuries were avoidable simply enough by the timely and diligent removal of these temporary devices.

Bard IVC FILTER Injury AttorneyEvery year, thousands of patients are implanted with a retrieval inferior vena cava filters (IVC) but they are not warned by doctors about the risk of injury from these temporary devices.

And as time passes, patients tend to forget that they had this device implanted and the first inkling that they had the device, is when they suffer serious injury from a complication.

According to some experts, there is a very high failure rate with these devices, which only increases with the duration of the filter in the body, eventually all of the devices will fail. So 100% failure of the device becomes not a question of “if” but “when.”

What is an IVC Filter?

The filter devices are used when there is a blood clot in the leg known as a deep vein thrombosis and there is a contraindication to using blood thinners, which is the standard therapy for leg blood clots.

These devices are supposed to trap blood clots from traveling from the leg to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

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Lawsuits filed against Cook Medical over their defective IVC filters are gaining traction and moving towards trial. U.S. District Judge Young is overseeing the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) and has announced that a group of 10 Cook Medical inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits have been chosen for early trial dates that will begin late 2016.

Bard IVC FILTER Injury AttorneyFederal Cook MDL In Indiana

All Cook Celect and Cook Gunther Tulip IVC filter lawsuits have been consolidated in a MDL, in the Southern District of Indiana for fast track discovery and pretrial proceedings, since October 2014. According to the latest court house data, there are about 200 lawsuits filed against Cook Medical, that have been consolidated and centralized in Indiana.

What’s The Problem With Cook IVC Filters?

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, are small, implantable metal devices for patients at risk of a pulmonary embolism or a blood clot to the lung. These folks have contraindications to the standard therapy for blood clots, anticoagulants. The filters block blood clots from traveling to the heart or lungs, from the legs, known as a deep vein thrombosis.

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As a Dallas personal injury attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am highlighting the risks associated with retrieval inferior vena cava filters. Every year, thousands of patients are implanted with a retrieval inferior vena cava filters (IVC) but they are not warned by doctors about the risk of injury from these temporary devices.

Bard IVC FILTER Injury AttorneyAnd as time passes, patients tend to forget that they had this device implanted and the first inkling that they had the device, is when they suffer serious injury from a complication.

According to some experts, there is a very high failure rate with these devices, which only increases with the duration of the filter in the body, eventually all of the devices will fail. So 100% failure of the device becomes not a question of “if” but “when.”

Cook Medical is exposed to a personal injury and product liability claim by a Michigan man, who blames the Celect Inferior Vena Cava filter for causing severe injury when it broke apart and punctured his heart.

Dallas Defective Medical Device attorneyLarry and Brenda Johnson recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, claiming that the filter used to prevent blood clots traveling from the legs to the lungs damaged his heart.

Johnson was implanted with the retrievable IVC filter to prevent blood clots from traveling to his lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism.

According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), all pending federally filed Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits will be consolidated and centralized before U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young in the Southern District of Indiana, for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

Bard IVC FILTER Injury AttorneyThis order by the JPML establishes a nationwide federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in one courthouse. This MDL will include all product liability and personal injury lawsuits involving side effect complications with Cook IVC filters.

What are Cook IVC Filters?

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, earlier this week, considered the application for all Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC filter lawsuits filed nationwide in U.S. District Courts. The application was brought by the plaintiffs and they requested that the litigation be centralized before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings, as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation.

Cook Celect Perforation AttorneyCook Medical 27 IVC Filter Lawsuits

Currently, Cook Medical faced at least 27 different IVC filter lawsuits pending in 11 different districts. Plaintiffs have requested that the litigation be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as part of the MDL.

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