The lawsuit was filed by Sharmon Y., a woman from Texas 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 October 27, 2016 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center (Hillcrest) in Waco, Texas by Dr. Vikas Navinchandra Patel.
The IVC Filter was not retrieved. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries related to post-implant filter thrombosis (blood clots), tilting of the filter, and embedment of the filter in her vein. Her doctors believe the IVC Filter is no longer removable because it was implanted too long.
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: 181203135.
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.