The lawsuit was filed by Barbara A. S., 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 June 21, 2016 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York by Dr. Majid Maybody.
The plaintiff underwent two unsuccessful procedures to remove the IVC Filter on August 17, 2016 and September 27, 2016.
The IVC Filter could not be removed because it developed filter thrombosis (blood clots) after it was implanted. The IVC Filter also tilted, became embedded in her vein, and punctured her 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 August 9, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180800552.
There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Cordis Corporation, 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.
The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin was one of the first in the country to pursue these cases. In addition, Ben C. Martin has a leadership position in virtually all of the cases against the various manufacturers of these dangerous devices.
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