Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits
Cook IVC filters are frequently used by medical professionals for patients who are unable to take traditional blood thinning medication. These filters are installed in the inferior vena cava vein and help block blood clots from reaching the heart and causing a pulmonary embolism. Although these devices are able to perform as they are intended, they also can create serious and life-threatening complications in some individuals. Cook systems in particular have been linked to high rates of vena cava perforation and device migration. Both of these complications can have a serious impact on the health of the individual.
Our legal team is currently investigating claims against Cook for their IVC filter systems. If you or a loved one has experienced complications after having a Cook IVC filter installed, you may be able to file a lawsuit and seek compensation. We are currently pursuing lawsuits against Cook for the following IVC filter systems:
- Cook Gunther Tulip
- Cook Gunther Tulip Mreye
- Cook Celect Platinum
We encourage you to contact our legal team if you suffered complications after implantation of any of these device models. You may be able to file a lawsuit against Cook to receive compensation for your suffering. There are many complications that Cook IVC filters have been known to cause. These include:
What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
Retrievable IVC filters are wire devices implanted in the vena cava, the body’s largest vein, to stop blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. These devices are used when blood thinners are not an option.
Manufacturers other than Cook include Bard and Johnson & Johnson.
While permanent IVC filters have been used since the 1960s with almost no reports of failure, retrievable IVC filters were introduced in 2003, promoted for use in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Risks associated with the retrievable IVC filters include migration, fracture and perforation, leading to embolism, organ damage and wrongful death.
Any patient who received a Bard or Cook IVC filter implant and matches any of the following criteria is eligible to file an IVC filter lawsuit:
- IVC filter fractured or failed
- Removal or replacement of the filter was required because of the danger of fracture/failure
- IVC filter migrated or became dislodged from its original placement point
- A physician recommended removal but the filter could not be removed due to risk of further injury
Current Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits
As of July 2016, the amount of federal lawsuits brought against Cook Medical have grown to such a number that a federal judicial panel has ruled that all cases will be consolidated under a multidistrict litigation based in the Southern District of Indiana. Settlements in these cases are expected to be substantial due to the seriousness of the complications alleged. If you or a loved one have had a Cook system installed and suffered complications, we want to help you file your lawsuit.
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Our Cook IVC Filter Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by an IVC filter. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No Fee Promise on Cook IVC Filter Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
Start Your Cook IVC Filter Claim
Our Cook IVC filter lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Cook IVC filter lawsuit claims.