The lawsuit was filed by Jennifer L. A., a woman from New Jersey 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 September 8, 2016 at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey by Dr. Oma Lalani.
She underwent an attempted retrieval procedure on January 19, 2017 at Virtua Memorial Hospital. The IVC Filter was unable to be removed during a standard percutaneous removal attempt.
She is seeking compensation for injuries related to her IVC filter becoming tilted, embedded, and puncturing through 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 January 18, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190101611.
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.