The lawsuit was filed by Elise S., a woman from California 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 May 18, 2016 at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, California by Dr. Maurice Yu.
Unfortunately, the IVC Filter perforated through the wall of her vena cava and it could not be removed successfully.
She is seeking compensation for injuries related to IVC Filter perforation and failure to remove the IVC Filter.
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 July 23, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180702641.
There are now over 8,000 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.