The lawsuit was filed by Maria E. K.. a woman from Michigan 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 her vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on January 5, 2010 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan by Dr. Kenneth Dalen and assisted by Dr. Garett Begeman.
The IVC Filter was not successfully removed. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries related to the filter becoming embedded in her vein and tilted.
Rex Medical, L.P., Angiotech Pharmaceuticals In.c, and Surgical Specialties Corporation (US) Inc. are the defendants accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about risks.
The lawsuit was filed on February 25, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID. 190202563.
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.