One of the plaintiffs is Robert E. B., a man from Texas who was implanted with the TrapEase® IVC Filter in 2007. He is seeking compensation for injuries related to occlusion of the filter and thrombosis (blood clots). Furthermore, the filter can’t be removed.
The 6th plaintiff is Samantha J. S., a woman from Alabama who was implanted with the OptEase® IVC Filter on March 17, 2017. She underwent 2 failed retrieval attempts. The first attempt failed because the filter was embedded in her vein. The second attempt involved a complex dual approach, but the hook of the filter was embedded. There is additional evidence that she now suffers from chronic filter occlusion and was diagnosed with post-thrombotic syndrome.
The 7th plaintiff is Ronald J. K., a man from Florida who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on March 26, 2008. He suffers from a filter that is occluded with blood clots.
The 8th plaintiff is Jan George H., a man from New Jersey who was implanted with an OptEase® IVC Filter in 2003. A CT scan of his abdomen shows that the filter has migrated up his vein, placing the top half of the filter above the kidney vein.
The 10th plaintiff is Matthew T., a man from Alabama who was implanted with an OptEase® IVC Filter on September 28, 2012. A CT scan of his abdomen shows that he suffers from an occlusion of the IVC Filter representing chronic thrombus (blood clots).
The 11th plaintiff is Peggy S., a woman from Missouri who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on July 23, 2014. She underwent a successful complex retrieval of the filter via a dual approach. During the procedure, it was determined that the filter had fractured and one strut was left behind in the patient’s body.
The 12th plaintiff is Virginia W., a woman from New York who was implanted with a TrapEase® IVC Filter on November 1, 2010. A CT scan of her abdomen shows that all 6 prongs of the filter have perforated her vein. There is also evidence of a calcified blood clot (thrombus) in the filter.
All of the plaintiffs have suffered life-threatening injuries and damages, and required extensive medical care and treatment. The plaintiffs suffered and will continue to suffer significant medical expenses, and pain and suffering, and other damages.
Lawyers accuse Cordis Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Confluent Medical Technologies of negligence for selling defective medical devices and failing to warn about side effects.
The lawsuit was filed on December 20, 2018 in the First Judicial District of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — Case No. RG18933991.
There are now over 8,000 other IVC filter lawsuits against B. Braun, Rex Medical, Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, and other manufacturers. Most of these lawsuits have been centralized in Arizona and Illinois.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.