The lawsuit was filed by Tamara A., a woman from Nevada who was implanted with the Option™ 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 2, 2012 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nevada by Dr. Kevin D. Harlow.
The IVC Filter was not retrieved or removed. She is seeking compensation for injuries related to her IVC Filter tilting and becoming embedded in 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 June 8, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180601070.
There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Cordis Corp., 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.