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Cook Medical Clot-Trap Plaintiffs Look Ahead After Trial Loss

Nov. 13, 2017, 6:21 PM

Plaintiffs with Cook Medical Inc. IVC filters are looking ahead after losing the first test trial in a combined federal proceeding against the maker of the blood clot-trapping device.

An IVC filter is placed into the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body, to catch blood clots that have broken loose from a deep vein in the legs and prevent them from traveling to the heart or lungs.

Plaintiffs allege the products at issue, the Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter and the Cook Gunther Tulip IVC filter, can fracture or perforate the inferior vena cava, and that ...

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