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IVC Filter Implantation Process Could Be Flawed from the Start

ivc filters may be flawed from the point of implantationThe Cleveland Clinic has issued a report on a recent national cohort study that details a dramatic rise in the use of IVC filters since 1999. The study focuses on Medicare beneficiaries discharged with pulmonary embolism, and suggests that doctors have found the devices to be “more palatable” because most models manufactured today can be removed.

However, the report also acknowledges a major flaw in how ...

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Judge Chooses First Cook IVC Filter Case to go to Trial

ivc filter failure cases set to go to trialIn a major step forward for the hundreds of plaintiffs lined up to take action against Cook Medical, the first bellwether IVC filter trials have been selected to begin in 2017.

Over 650 lawsuits have been filed against the medical device manufacturer over allegations that it knew about issues with its IVC filter line, yet continued to market and sell the devices to an unknowing public.

If such ...

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More Bad News at Cook as Heart Catheter Recall Expands

recall at cook medical expandsLawsuits and complaints filed against Cook Medical over IVC filter failures have plagued the company for several years. However, IVC filters aren’t the only devices that the medical device manufacturer produces. Nor are they the only devices that are likely causing serious legal problems for the company.

An angiographic catheter is a device that is used to thread its way into a patient’s heart for the purpose of injecting various dyes and ...

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Judge Denies Cook Motion to Delay Punitive Damages Jury Consideration

cook denied motion to delayAccording to Reuters, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, in which all federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits have been centralized, has refused the defendants’ request to delay discovery on punitive damages until after determination of any compensatory damages. Cook Medical had hoped to divide, or bifurcate, the IVC filter litigation into two separate and exclusive legal phases. But the Court rejected the defendants’ bid, citing a lack of ...

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit Trials Expected to Begin in Late 2016

ivc filter lawsuits scheduled for 2016Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has set a goal to begin trying federal Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits by September 2016. In a recent case management order, Judge Young requested that the plaintiffs and defendants each choose five exemplary cases for bellwether IVC trial. The lists of cases have been submitted; now both sides in the multidistrict litigation will ...

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Cook Catheters Receive Class I Recall

cook catheters receive Class I recallGlobal medical device manufacturer Cook Medical has issued a Class I recall of its Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters. According to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) communication, the tips of the catheters may split or separate from the device, leading to serious injury or even death.

In addition to catheters, Cook is well known for its Celect and Gunther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These devices, which ...

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