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Cook Medical Sued Over Vein Perforation From Blood Clot Filter

May 15, 2020, 3:03 PM

Cook Medical LLC and Cook Inc. were hit with a suit alleging a filter designed to prevent pulmonary embolisms poses a “substantial danger” to patients.

Plaintiff Ronald Wood alleges that prongs in the filter implanted in his inferior vena cava—the large vein that carries deoxygenated blood to the heart—penetrated the wall of the vein, causing pain and restricting his ability to engage in activities of daily living.

Wood’s doctor determined that the risk of removing the filter outweighed the risk of leaving it alone, the complaint alleges.

Wood’s Thursday complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of ...

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