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Cook Medical Wins Judgment in Clot Filter Test Case

March 15, 2018, 7:57 PM

Cook Medical Inc. won dismissal of what would have been the second federal test case to be tried over its blood-clot trapping filters.

The company won the first test trial in November 2017 in federal litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Some 3,800 cases are pending in multidistrict proceedings in the same court. The next test case is set for trial Sept. 10.

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. ...

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