Option IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued by New York Man and California Woman

Option IVC Filter manufacturer Argon Medical Devices, Inc. and Rex Medical, L.P. have been named in two lawsuits in the past two weeks. Michael K., a man from New York, has filed a lawsuit against the company for an IVC filter that he had implanted in to prevent pulmonary embolism and catch blood clots. The man had the filter implanted in February 2015 at New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Michael underwent a retrieval procedure in April 2017, successfully removing the filter in the process, but he suffered injuries due to the migration of the filter.

The lawsuit alleges that Argon and Rex Medical failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with their filters. They’re also accused of selling defective medical devices. There are over 7,500 IVC-related lawsuits pending.

A woman by the name of Regina K also filed a lawsuit against the two companies in California this week. The filter, also implanted to catch blood clots and prevent pulmonary embolism, was implanted in February 2014.

The filter was implanted at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California. The filter perforated through the woman’s inferior vena cava, making it unable to be removed. The lawsuit was filed in May 8, 2018, claiming that both companies were negligent in their sale of a defective medical device. The companies are also accused of failing to warn the public of the risks associated with their medical devices.

A third lawsuit was filed by a Colorado man against C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. The lawsuit pushes the number of IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard to over 3,700. The man’s filter was implanted in 2004. He claims that the G2 blood clot filter’s manufacturer failed to warn about the life-threatening side effects of their filters. Bard is also accused of selling a defective medical device.