The lawsuit was filed by Crystal S., a woman from Virginia who was implanted with the Option™ ELITE 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 January 10, 2014 at Sentra Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia by Dr. Harlan L. Vingan.
The IVC Filter could not be successfully removed because it fractured, perforated her vein, and a broken strut migrated and embedded in her spine.
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: 180800553.
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.