Cook Celect Platinum Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits: Severe Complications Lawsuit
Commonly asked questions about Vena Cava Filter systems:
- What are Cook Celect Platinum Vena Cava filters?
- About Cook Celect Platinum Vena Cava filters
- What are complications of Cook Celect IVC filters?
- What are the Criteria for Filing an IVC Filter Lawsuit?
- FDA releases warning about Cook Celect IVC Filters
- Can I file a Cook Celect IVC filter lawsuit?
- Our no fee promise on Cook Celect IVC filter cases
- How do I start A cook Celect IVC Filter claim?
What Are Cook Celect Platinum Vena Cava Filters?
Cook Group Inc. is one of the two medical device companies that is currently being investigated by our legal team for faulty IVC filter manufacturing. The Celect Platinum Vena Cava Filter is one of Cook’s main product filter models. Since being introduced to the market, both consumers and medical professionals have reported that the device is prone to failing, leading to serious medical complications.
About Cook Celect Platinum Vena Cava Filters
The Cook Celect Platinum Vena Cava Filter was designed as a temporary filter to prevent pulmonary embolisms in those who are unable to take standard blood thinning medication. Although designed to maintain rigidness and stability, the filter is prone to fail due to production errors.
Filter failure carries several complications, the main ones being filter fracture, filter migration, and perforation of the vena cava. Each of these complications leads to serious health risks that require immediate medical attention. The Cook Celect Vena Cava Filter’s information packet details the placement and structure of the device, however, reports serve to contradict the effectiveness of the filter.
What Are Complications Of Cook Celect IVC Filters?
Recent reports have identified serious complications associated with Cook Celect IVC filters. These include:
- Filter fracture
- Filter migration
- Filter breaking
- Filter tilting
- Vena cava perforation
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
FDA Releases Warning About Cook Celect IVC Filters
In the past, the FDA has issued two safety communications regarding reported complications associated with using IVC filters. They intended to warn consumers and doctors about the potential complications and side-effects of temporary IVC filters. The last communication was delivered in 2014 as an amendment to a previous communication. The communication insisted that IVC filters must be removed from patients between the 29th and 54th day after installation.
Can I File A Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit?
Our Cook IVC filter lawyers 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 Celect 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 an IVC filter settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
How Do I Start A Cook Celect 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 Celect IVC filter lawsuit claims.