The lawsuit was filed by Charles S. III., a man from New York 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 his vein to catch blood clots on December 17, 2011 at Rochester Regional Health Hospital in Rochester, New York by Dr. Devaraj Pyne.
The IVC Filter was not successfully retrieved. The plaintiff is suffering from post-implantation filter thrombosis (blood clots).
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 December 12, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 181201271.
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.