From Inside Indiana Business:
A federal jury in Indianapolis has awarded $3 million to a Georgia woman who claimed an intravenous filter made by Bloomington-based Cook Medical was defective. Tonya Brand says she suffered medical complications after the filter deteriorated inside her body.
Texas-based law firm Fears Nachawati, which was part of the team representing Brand, says the plaintiff pulled part of her Celect Vena Cava Filter out of her thigh in 2011 after it had broken up and deteriorated. Some pieces of the device, however, are still lodged in her body and cannot be safely removed.
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