IVC Filter Lawsuit Filings Continue To Increase In Number

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Pennsylvania-based Rex Medical, LP  faces a IVC filter lawsuit involving the company’s Option ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter. A man from Florida named Dean S filed the lawsuit against the company defective device. As per the lawsuit he was implanted with the Option IVC filter made by Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices. The Filter was implanted on September 2014 at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio to prevent pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs or, rarely, other parts of the body. Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices are facing several numbers of lawsuits. Plaintiffs accused the company of selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks.

There are several numbers of lawsuits filed by plaintiffs against the manufacturers of IVC filter alleging that medical devices have design defects and were not properly tested before going to market. In this case when eight weeks after the implantation Dean S went for procedure to remove the filter doctors found that the filter was tilted and the retrieval hook was embedded in the wall of his vena cava. The doctors were not able to remove the lodged parts of filter from his body. The Filter is now permanently embedded in his body and there is long term risk like future thrombosis, filter fractures, migrations, perforations, and tilting. He faces numerous health risks, including the risk of death and will continue to suffer from significant medical expenses, pain and suffering. The lawsuit was filed on November 4, 2016 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas under the case no. 161100002.

Argon Medical Devices Inc. sells the Option™ Elite inferior vena cava filter, which was designed by Rex Medical. The filter was approved in January 2014 with a 510(k) application, which allowed them to perform only minimal testing before selling the devices for use in patients nationwide. The device is implanted in the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body to prevent blood clots that form in the legs and pelvic area from breaking loose and moving to the lungs. Unfortunately, the equivalent devices include two IVC filters made by C.R. Bard. One is the Recovery filer, which was withdrawn in 2005. The other is the G2, which was linked to a 12% five-year fracture risk.

As of October 2016 more than 2,000 Bard, Cook and Cordis IVC filter lawsuits have been filed. The lawsuits accuses the company of failing to conduct proper medical testing on the Option IVC filter in order to ensure it would work safely once implanted in a patient, as well as failing to follow FDA requirements regarding quality testing.If you or someone you love suffered complications or death from an Option or Option Elite IVC filter, or any other IVC Filter, Contact All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our Cook filter attorneys unless we win your case. The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in IVC Filter Lawsuits.

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