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A new lawsuit filed by a Connecticut woman joins the master consolidated complaint of individual cases for those who have suffered critical injuries from the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter.
Plaintiff Ann S. filed this most recent lawsuit against Cook Medical Inc., a popular manufacturer of medical devices and maker of the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter.
The lawsuit alleges that the improper design and manufacture of the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter has placed patients who have received it at severe risk of critical injury and death due to adverse events, such as perforation, migration, tilting, fracture, and breakage.
Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits
According to the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter lawsuits, plaintiffs have suffered injuries, harm, and emotional trauma that will continue well into the future. Plaintiffs have also lost their ability to live their life as normal.
In addition to plaintiff claims for injuries and damages, spousal claims have also been stipulated regarding injuries of the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter for loss of consortium and companionship.
Many of the plaintiffs named in the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter consolidated lawsuit have lost earnings and will continue to lose wages in the future, in addition to dealing with the medical bills associated with the alleged IVC filter defects.
According to the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter lawsuit, the defendants received FDA approval for their Cook filters under Section 510(k) of the Medical Device Amendment through the FDA.
This allows for the marketing of medical devices if the device in question is substantially similar to other legally marketed devices.
This provides a fast track for approval of medical devices. However, recent adverse event reports from numerous plaintiffs indicate that the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter may be subjecting victims to critical injuries, as the device is not functioning as intended.
Serious Side Effects of IVC Filters
The Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter is designed to capture blood clots that can travel from the lower portions of the body to the lungs or the heart where they can become life-threatening. These retrievable filters, however, are breaking down inside many patients, making those patients subject to life-threatening medical events, and the resulting bills, as well as pain and suffering.
Reviews of the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter and other similar IVC filters indicate that the standard retrieval technique is often unsuccessful, subjecting patients to unnecessary pain or surgery.
The manufacturers are accused of maintaining and marketing a defective product, as well as failing to warn consumers and medical professionals about the serious side effects associated with these items.
If you or someone you know has been hurt because of an IVC filter, you may have grounds to pursue a claim with the help of experienced lawyers.
Talk to the lawyers at McDonald Worley to determine your next steps if you’ve been critically hurt by a medical device.