The lawsuit was filed by Ivan C., a man from New York 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 his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on August 29, 2016 at Jacobi Hospital in Bronx, New York by Dr. Conway Yee.
He underwent two surgeries in an attempt to remove the IVC Filter, one on November 3, 2016 and the other on May 5, 2017. The filter was successfully removed.
He is seeking compensation for injuries related to filter thrombosis (blood clots) post-implant, embedment of the filter in his vein, tilting, and multiple retrieval surgeries. The successful retrieval was complex using a dual approach.
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 December 27, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 181203134.
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.