Cook Medical said today it won the second of three bellwether cases brought against it alleging that its inferior vena cava filters designed to capture and contain blood clots were defective.
The Bloomington, Ind.-based company said that District Court Judge Richard Young entered a judgement in their favor on all of the plaintiffs claims against the company related to its Gunther Tulip IVC Filter.
“We are pleased with this outcome in the second bellwether case involving Cook’s IVC filters. This outcome is consistent with Cook’s verdict in the first bellwether trial. Our IVC filters are clinically successful devices that are critical to patient wellbeing. We are dedicated to providing life-saving treatment options for patients and will continue to vigorously defend our IVC filters in future trials,” vascular division VP Mark Breedlove said in a press release.