The lawsuit was filed by Regina K., a woman from California 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 her vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on February 7, 2014 at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California by Dr. Paul Speece.
The IVC Filter was unable to be removed due to filter thrombosis (blood clots) after it was implanted. The IVC Filter also perforated through the wall of her 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 May 8, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180500259.
There are now over 7,500 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.