The lawsuit was filed by Rose Ann M., a woman from who was implanted with the Option™ ELITE Retrievable Inferior 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 October 22, 2012 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Mississippi by Dr. Patrick E. Sewell, Jr.
The IVC Filter was not successfully removed. The risks associated with removal are too high due to the filter being embedded.
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 February 21, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190202077.
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.