The lawsuit was filed by Clarence P., a man from Oregon who was living in California when he 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 and prevent a pulmonary embolism on January 17, 2011 at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California by Dr. Jeffrey Saavedra.
He underwent an attempted removal of the filter on July 7, 2017 at Stanford University Hospitals & Clinics by Dr. William T. Kuo. The filter was successfully removed.
He is seeking compensation for injuries related to the IVC Filter becoming tilted, embedded in his vein, and requiring a complex percutaneous procedure to remove it from his body.
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 September 11, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180900862.
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.