The lawsuit was filed by Roger A. D., a man from Oklahoma who 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 February 12, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The IVC Filter was not able to be removed. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries related to the filter becoming tilted and embedded in his 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 19, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190403199.
There are now over 12,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Rex Medical, Cook Medical, B. Braun, C.R. Bard, Cordis Corporation, 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.