The lawsuit was filed by Annette M. D., a woman from New York 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 June 22, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York by Dr. Jonathan Mishkin.
Dr. S. Richard Cavoli attempted to remove the IVC Filter but it was unable to be retrieved because it was tilted and embedded in her vein.
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 April 15, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190402247.
There are now over 7,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Rex Medical, Argon 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.