Koskie Minsky LLP has commenced a class proceeding against Cook Medical Inc. and Cook Group Inc. on behalf of people who have been implanted with IVC filters and who suffered related injuries.
An IVC filter is a medical device that is placed in the inferior vena cava (“IVC”) intended to trap blood clots from passing into the lungs.
Contrary to the representations made to the medical community, and ultimately to the patients themselves, the Defendants knew or ought to have known that their IVC filters are defective, and are not properly manufactured to withstand normal, foreseeable, and intended use. The Defendants’ IVC filters have high failure, injury, and complication rates, fail to perform as intended, have resulted in deaths, severe and irreversible injuries and conditions.
The Defendants misrepresented that their IVC filters are a safe and effective treatment for blood clots and other thrombolytic events, when in fact this device causes serious injuries, conditions and complications including but not limited to:
a) Device migration
b) Device perforation
c) Device fracture
d) Device embolization
e) The inability to retrieve the device
If you or someone you know was implanted with a Cook IVC filter and thinks they might be affected, please call 1-800-764-7717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Koskie Minsky LLP is also investigating a potential class action against C.R. Bard Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. regarding IVC filters. If you or someone you know was implanted with a Bard IVC filter and thinks they might be affected, please call 1-800-764-7717 or email email@example.com.