The lawsuit was filed by Doreen L., 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 November 9, 2009 at Royal Oak Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan by Dr. Steven K. Wang.
She underwent an attempted retrieval procedure on March 21, 2011 at Royal Oak Hospital by Dr. Jeremy D. Handel. The IVC Filter was not removed.
She is seeking compensation for injuries related to her IVC Filter becoming tilted, embedded in her vein, fracturing into pieces, and perforating her vein. The struts perforate into her intestines and retrocaval fat. A fractured strut also remains inside her vena cava.
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 April 12, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190402129.
There are now over [####] 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.