The lawsuit was filed by Mark O. D., a man from West Virginia 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 his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on September 30, 2014 at Wheeling hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia by Dr. Victor Maevsky.
The plaintiff underwent an attempted retreival on March 17, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital by Dr. Mehdi Akhavan-Heidari. The procedure was unsuccessful and the IVC Filter was not removed.
The plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries related to the IVC Filter becoming tilted and embedded in the wall of his 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 March 19, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case No. 180302214.
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.