COOK IVC FILTER LAWSUIT
Cook Medical is one of the main companies involved in the production of Inferior Vena Cava Filters. IVC Filters, also known as “blood clot filters,” are used to prevent a life-threatening blockage of an artery in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Unfortunately, the filters themselves are potentially life-threatening and many patients were not aware of risks prior to implementation. As a result, anyone with an implanted with a Cook IVC Filter may be able to seek compensation.
If you, or someone you know received a Cook IVC Filter, contact the law firm of Di Pietro Partners, LLP right away. 1.800.712.8462
IVC Filter Wrongful Death
Many people implanted with an IVC Filter are at risk for several adverse consequences. One of these risks involves the filter migrating into the heart. This migration led to the death of some patients. In fact, the FDA recognizes these risks and encourages immediate follow-up and IVC Filter removal after the risk of pulmonary embolism has passed. Unfortunately, removal surgery may also involve significant risks. If you’ve experienced the wrongful death of a loved one resulting from an IVC Filter, or believe there’s a risk, it’s important you know your legal options.
Specific Cook Filters
Celect – The Cook Celect IVC Filter is a retrievable Vena Cava filter that carries a high risk of fracture, migration, and other potential serious consequences.
Celect Platinum – The Cook Celect Platinum IVC Filter was another retrievable device designed as a temporary preventative measure for pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, this blood clot filter experienced several production errors; therefore, this device is prone to failure.
Günther Tulip – Another retrievable device manufactured by Cook is the Gunther Tulip IVC Filter. It is designed with 12 wires and 4 legs. Unfortunately, the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter has a high risk of perforation; thus, consequences can be fatal.
Birds Nest – Cook Medical produced another Inferior Vena Cava Filter to prevent complications common in previous designs. The Cook Bird’s Nest IVC Filter was designed with strands of wires instead of legs to help prevent the filter from migrating or tilting. Despite these efforts, many complications such as device fracture have still occurred in patients.
Where We Take Cook IVC Filter Cases
Although the main offices of Di Pietro Partners, LLP is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, our firm works remotely with clients in, and out of state. Therefore, if you or someone you know experienced complications from a Cook Vena Cava Filter anywhere in the United States, we can help.
Other Manufacturers and Devices
Several other manufacturers are involved in an IVC Filter Lawsuit resulting from their defective blood clot filters. These manufacturers/devices include:
C.R. Bard IVC Filters – Simon Nitinol, Recovery, G2, G2 Express, Eclipse, Meridian, and Denali.
Cordis IVC Filters – OptEase, and TrapEase.
Cook IVC Filter Removal
Generally speaking, there’s two categories of Inferior Vena Cava Filters: permanent, and retrievable. Retrievable IVC Filters are designed with a hook located at the end of the device. This allows doctors to insert a catheter-like device into the vein, attach it to the hook, and remove the filter. Unfortunately, this process remains dangerous as IVC removal complications can occur. These complications may involve: blood vessel perforation, damage to the device, and more. If you or a loved one has to undergo IVC Filter Removal Surgery, or have been injured as a result of the procedure, you should seek legal advice immediately.
Cook IVC Filter Recall
Despite numerous reports of failure, warnings from the FDA, and over 4,000 Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits, Cook Medical has not recalled their problematic blood clot filters.
Get Help From a Lawyer Today
Di Pietro Partners, LLP are experienced Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyers. Furthermore, we work with top quality, Board Certified, Medical Professionals. Therefore, if you wish to file a Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit, or learn more about the issue, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation. 1.800.712.8462