The lawsuit was filed by Michael K., a man from New York 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 his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on February 11, 2015 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY by Dr. Aide Friedman and Dr. Steven Steer.
The plaintiff underwent a retrieval procedure on April 11, 2017 at Mt. Sinai Hospital with Dr. Rami O. Tadros and Dr. Michael Bergen.
The IVC Filter was successfully removed, but the plaintiff suffered injuries related to migration of the filter.
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 May 9, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180500489.
There are now over 7,500 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.