The lawsuit was filed by Dennis Michael D., a man from Arizona who was implanted with the Option™ 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 July 22, 2013 at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Arizona, by Dr. Pradeep K. Agarwal.
The IVC Filter was not removed because it became embedded in his vein, tilted, and perforated through his inferior vena cava.
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 April 25, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case No. 180403735.
There are now over 7,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against 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.