The lawsuit was filed by Lynda U., a woman from Colorado who was implanted with the Option™ ELITE 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 13, 2018 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado by Dr. Brandon Black.
She underwent two attempts at retrieving the IVC Filter on May 16, 2018 by Dr. David S. Feuer and June 6, 2018 by Dr. Gregory Martin.
The successful removal of the IVC Filter was a complex percutaneous removal using rigid bronchoscopy forceps. Furthermore, the retrieval was complicated due to the filter becoming tilted and embedded.
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 November 13, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 181101506.
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.