An IVC Filter lawsuit has been filed against Cook Medical by a woman from West Virginia who suffered a vein perforation less than 4 months after the Celect® IVC filter was implanted in her body.
The lawsuit was filed by Roseanne L., a woman from West Virginia who was injured by the Celect® Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Cook Medical Inc.
The IVC Filter was implanted on January 11, 2012 at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia by Dr. Albeir Y. Mousa.
Before the filter was implanted, the FDA had issued a Safety Communication asking physicians to remove retrievable IVC filters as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed.
On April 12, 2016, she underwent a CT scan as a follow-up to her diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2012. The scan revealed that the Celect IVC Filter had tilted and punctured through the vein.