Patients from around the country have filed 100 lawsuits against Bloomington-based Cook, alleging that some of its blood-clot filters have broken apart, moved or poked through the blood vessel where they are implanted.
The Bloomington-based maker of medical devices said Wednesday it would appeal the verdict of a federal jury in Indianapolis, which found the device was defectively designed. More than 4,000 patients have filed lawsuits.
The bill that President Donald Trump signed Monday night to reopen the federal government included a two-year delay in implementing a tax on medical devices, bringing praise from Indiana-based Cook Group.
Kem Hawkins, who has been president of Cook Group Inc. since 2001, will retire on July 1. He will be replaced by Pete Yonkman, who since 2013 has been president of Cook Medical, the Cook subsidiary that makes medical devices.