The lawsuit was filed by Dawn Annette D., a woman from Maryland who was implanted with the Option™ Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc., Surgical Specialties Corp., and Rex Medical, L.P.
The IVC Filter was implanted in her vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on February 4, 2011 at Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia by Dr. Adam M. Gray.
The IVC Filter has not been removed because it is tilted, embedded, and perforated through her vein. Furthermore, multiple parts of the IVC Filter are jutting into or puncturing her organs and spine.
She is seeking compensation for injuries related to “multiple perforation limbs of filter abut and/or pierce through surrounding organs, such as but not limited to: aorta, right ureter, the L3-L4 intervertebral disc.”
The manufacturers are accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about risks.
The lawsuit was filed on March 11, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190301237.
There are now over 8,000 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.