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Plaintiff Awarded $3 Million in Cook Medical IVC Filter Case

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana federal jury has awarded a plaintiff $3 million in compensatory damages in a bellwether Cook Medical IVC filter case after determining that the device was defectively designed.

The Feb. 1 verdict was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana following a trial that began on Jan. 14, with Judge Richard Young presiding. The punitive damages phase of the trial has not yet taken place.

Cook Medical moved for judgment as a matter of law the same day, arguing the evidence did not support plaintiff Tonya Brand’s claims of strict liability ...

Associated Law Firms
Faegre Baker Daniels
Riley Williams & Piatt

Associated Documents
Motion for JMOL

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