The lawsuit was filed by Patrick S., a man from Arizona who was injured by the Option™ ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Argon Medical Devices Inc. and Rex Medical, L.P.
The IVC Filter was implanted in his inferior vena cava to catch blood clots and prevent a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) on April 8, 2014 at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
He underwent another medical procedure in an attempt to remove the IVC Filter on November 9, 2015 at Banner University Medical Center by Dr. John D. Hughes and Dr. Brian Hoang.
The retrieval procedure was complicated because the IVC Filter had tilted and become embedded in the wall of his vena cava.
The plaintiff accuses Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices of negligence, failure to warn about side effects, selling a defective medical device, manufacturing a defective medical device, and negligent misrepresentation.
The lawsuit was filed on November 8, 2017 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — In RE: Option Vena Cava Litigation — Case ID: 171100611.
There are now over 4,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Argon Medical Devices, Rex Medical, Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, B. Braun, and other manufacturers in state and federal court nationwide.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas; and attorney Stephen A. Sheller of Sheller, P.C., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.