The lawsuit was filed by Stacy M. R., a woman from Georgia 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 December 13, 2016 at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia by Dr. Hoang Vo.
The filter was not successfully removed. She suffered numerous complications, including tilting, embedment in the vein, and filter thrombosis (blood clots) after it was implanted.
The attempted removal procedure was canceled because she was suffering abdominal pain. The cause was determined by CT scan which showed that the filter was completely occluded.
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 27, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 181102887.
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.