The lawsuit was filed by Lisa K., a woman from Texas 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 February 3, 2013 at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in Cedar Park, Texas by Dr. Newell Dutton.
She underwent an attempted retrieval procedure on February 6, 2013 at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center by Dr. Thomas Bening.
The filter was successfully removed, but she required an open laporotomy surgery to remove it. Unfortunately, a fractured strut remains embedded in her abdominal aorta. The broken filter also perforated 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 March 20, 2019 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 190302616.
There are now over 12,000 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.