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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: COOK INC GUNTHER TULIP FEMORAL VENA CAVA FILTER SET DTK FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR

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COOK INC GUNTHER TULIP FEMORAL VENA CAVA FILTER SET DTK FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number IGTCFS-65-FEM
Device Problems Migration or Expulsion of Device (1395); Unintended Movement (3026); Insufficient Information (3190)
Patient Problems Pulmonary Embolism (1498); Thrombosis (2100); Perforation of Vessels (2135); No Information (3190)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Additional information: investigation the investigation was reopened due to additional information provided. Per quality engineering review, the additional information provided for this complaint does not change the previous investigation conclusion. Therefore, no new investigation activities will be conducted at this time. Cook will reopen the investigation if further information is received warranting supplementation in accordance with 21 c. F. R. 803. 56. Appropriate term/code not available (4316) was selected for the investigation results. No other complaints on lot. Product is manufactured and inspected according to specifications. No evidence to suggest that this device was not manufactured according to specifications and nothing indicates that the filter did not perform as intended, e. G. Intended for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (pe) via placement in the vena cava. Cook will reopen its investigation if further information is received warranting supplementation in accordance with 21 c. F. R. 803. 56. This report includes information known at this time. A follow-up medwatch report will be submitted if additional relevant information becomes available.
 
Event Description
Additional information received notes that the patient expired 13 years and 11 days after receiving the filter implant. The details surrounding the patient's expiration are unknown at this time.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
Investigation - it has not been possible to further investigate or evaluate this alleged event based on the limited information provided to date via the operative note stating ¿gunther tulip filter implanted". Cook will reopen its investigation if further information is received warranting supplementation in accordance with 21 c. F. R. 803. 56. No evidence to suggest that this device was not manufactured according to specifications and nothing indicates that the filter did not perform as intended, e. G. Intended for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (pe) via placement in the vena cava.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
(b)(4). The event is currently under investigation. A supplemental report will be submitted upon completion.
 
Event Description
It is alleged that the plaintiff received a gunther filter on (b)(6) 2006. It is alleged that the plaintiff was injured without further explanation. Hospital and medical records have been requested but not yet provided.
 
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Brand NameGUNTHER TULIP FEMORAL VENA CAVA FILTER SET
Type of DeviceDTK FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
COOK INC
750 daniels way
bloomington IN 47404
Manufacturer (Section G)
COOK INC
750 daniels way
bloomington IN 47404
Manufacturer Contact
larry pool
750 daniels way
bloomington, IN 47404
8123392235
MDR Report Key7151990
MDR Text Key258163568
Report Number1820334-2017-04670
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K043509
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type consumer
Reporter Occupation Attorney
Type of Report Initial,Followup,Followup,Followup,Followup
Report Date 10/08/2020
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received12/28/2017
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Device Catalogue NumberIGTCFS-65-FEM
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received09/29/2020
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Yes
Date Device Manufactured06/13/2006
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 12/28/2017 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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