The lawsuit was filed by Jennifer R., a woman from Florida 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 September 24, 2015 at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida by Dr. Adarsh Verma.
She underwent an unsuccessful medical procedure in an attempt to remove the IVC Filter on October 29, 2015 by Dr. Derek Benjamin Samuels. The IVC Filter was not retrieved.
She is seeking compensation for injuries related to IVC Filter thrombosis (blood clots) after it was implanted, embedment in the wall of her vein, and a tilted IVC Filter that made it impossible to remove.
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 20, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180602419.
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.