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First IVC Filter Bellwether Trial Set to Start in Next Week, After Court Denies Cook Medical’s Motion for Summary Judgment

Cook Medical is going to soon find themselves in court according to recent court developments. This news comes in the light of thousands of lawsuits that have been filed against Cook Medical and their IVC filters. The first bellwether trial is now on the horizon, after Cook Medical, Inc. was unsuccessful in their motion for summary judgment earlier this month.

According to the Southern District of Indiana, the jury selection process for the first trial will begin on October 23, 2017. Overall, a total of three bellwether trial are slated to take place, which will allow those negatively affected and their representation a range of settlement values regarding IVC filter lawsuits.

The case that has been selected for first bellwether trial is Hill v. Cook Medical, Inc., et al. This case involves Elizabeth Hill, a Florida resident. She was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter prior to her scheduled back surgery. Hill has alleged that she was negatively affected by her Cook Medical IVC filter and subsequently required multiple medical corrective procedures.

As a result of the filter complications, Hill underwent multiple surgeries in attempt to remove the Cook Celect blood clot filter, unfortunately the procedures were unsuccessful for years. Consequently, Hill endured severe gastrointestinal symptoms including excruciating abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and constant fatigue.

After 3 long and painful years, she enlisted the assistance of new doctors. The doctors were able to remove the Cook’s Celect blood clot filter using cutting-edge techniques. Although, the Cook’s Celect blood clot filter has been removed Hill has made it clear that she is still suffering with the negative side effects that accompanied her blood clot filter, including permanent damage, such as narrowing the inferior vena cava where the first implantation took place to the migration location and extensive scarring.

If you or a loved one has had a procedure involving an IVC filter and has experienced complications and/or negative side effects please contact Naumes Law Group for a free consultation at 844-826-8445 or online at




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