The lawsuit was filed by Gloria H., a woman from Arizona 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 her vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on November 4, 2015 at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona by Dr. Mathew P. Namanny, D.O.
The IVC Filter tilted, became embedded in the wall of her vein, and was not successfully removed.
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 June 1, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180503555.
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.