The lawsuit was filed by Diane W., a woman 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 her vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on June 16, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York by Dr. Smbat Amirdekian.
She underwent a medical procedure in an attempt to remove the IVC filter on July 25, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital by Dr. S. Richard Cavoli. The IVC Filter was not successfully removed.
She is seeking compensation for injuries related to the filter becoming tilted, embedded in her vein, and puncturing through the vein. Furthermore, her doctor was unable to remove the filter from 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 February 21, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190202072.
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.