The lawsuit was filed by John C. T., a man from Florida who was implanted with the Option™ Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Argon Medical Devices Inc., Rex Medical, L.P., and Angiotech Pharmaceutical Inc.
The IVC Filter was implanted in his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on July 20, 2010 at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida by Dr. Floyd Osterman.
The IVC Filter was not successfully removed because it perforated through his inferior vena cava.
Rex Medical, Argon Medical Devices, and Angiotech Pharmaceutical are accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about risks.
The lawsuit was filed on July 24, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180702811.
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.