The lawsuit was filed by Robert A., a man from New York 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 his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on May 13, 2016 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York by Dr. Scott W. Newton.
The plaintiff underwent an attempted IVC Filter retrieval procedure on April 25, 2017 at The Vascular Group PLLC in Albany, NY by Dr. Jeffrey Hnath. The filter was not successfully retrieved.
The filter could not be removed, despite multiple attempts. The filter is embedded in the vein, tilted, and perforating through the vein.
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 September 17, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180902160.
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.