The lawsuit was filed by Ted E., a man from Alabama who was implanted with the Option™ ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Argon Medical Devices Inc. and Rex Medical, L.P.
The IVC Filter was implanted in his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on June 24, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Alabama by Dr. George E. Hipp.
The IVC Filter was not removed and the plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries related to the filter tilting, becoming embedded in his vein, and perforating through his vein.
Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices are accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about risks.
The lawsuit was filed on May 30, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180503265.
There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Argon Medical, Rex Medical, Cook Medical, B. Braun, C.R. Bard, and other manufacturers in state and federal courtrooms nationwide.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.