The lawsuit was filed by Patricia A. J., a woman from New York who was implanted with the Option™ ELITE Retrievable Inferior 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 October 30, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, New York by Dr. Kristian Hochberg.
The plaintiff underwent an unsuccessful surgery in an attempt to remove the IVC Filter on February 6, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital by Dr. Stephen R. Lauterbach.
The IVC Filter was not removed because it was tilted and 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 May 11, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180500891.
There are now over 7,000 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.