The second IVC filter bellwether trial against Cook Medical is scheduled to start late April 2018, one of thousands of cases pending in a multi district litigation in the Southern District of Indiana. IVC filters are tiny, cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood to the heart. They are intended as a short-term treatment to capture blood clots before they reach the heart. IVC filters have been linked to serious and sometimes fatal complications. The metal legs of the filter can perforate the vena cava and even break off ... Read More
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