The lawsuit was filed by Terry G., individually and as heir and representative of the estate of Stephen W. G., a deceased man from Texas 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 August 15, 2017 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
On August 21, 2017, the IVC Filter migrated from the correct position in his vein at the bifurcation of the iliac veins to his heart. He had to undergo emergency surgery to remove the migrated IVC Filter.
He died on August 24, 2017, of cardiac arrest leading to cerebral ischemia because of the IVC Filter migrating to his heart and the subsequent emergency heart surgery to remove the IVC 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 29, 2018 in the District Court for Harris County, Texas — Envelope No. 24904832.
There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Argon Medical, 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.