20 Jul Rex Medical Argon Medical IVC Filter Lawsuit
The IVC Filters designed and distributed by Rex Medical and Argon Medical were first approved by the FDA in 2009. The design of the Option and Option Elite IVC Filters were intended to prevent some of the common problems known to exist with IVC Filters however, the United States Food and Drug Administration has received adverse event reports related the IVC Filters designed and distributed by Rex Medical and Argon Medical indicating issues with these devices similar to those with other IVC Filters.
Lawsuits Filed Against Rex Medical and Argon Medical
Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Individuals who were implanted with an Option or Option Elite IVC filter. Currently several lawsuits involving these IVC Filters have been filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. It is possible that a mass action lawsuit, similar to a Class Action Lawsuit may be formed in the Philadelphia Court in the near future. Regardless of whether or not a Rex Medical/Argon Medical Option IVC Class Action Lawsuit or Mass Litigation is formed or not, individuals who have been injured by these products may bring their claims immediately.
The first IVC Filter was implanted in the late 1967 and many new designs have been brought to the U.S. Market since the first IVC Filter was implanted. Although IVC Filters have been on the market for decades, it would appear from Clinical Trails as well as other Medical Publications that these devices have been problematic since they were first implanted. Although new devices were designed to address the issues known to exist with previous IVC Filters, it would appear that no IVC Filter ever designed and marketed in the U.S. has been able to over come all of the problems associated with IVC Filters. Many of the known complications with IVC Filters can lead to serious injury or death.
The FDA issued an Advisory in 2014 regarding the safety of IVC Filters which may mitigate the risk associated with these devices for individuals implanted with an IVC Filter after the date of the 2014 however, the advisory is not likely to be of any help to those who were implanted prior to the publication by the FDA.
One of the most problematic and greatest risk posed by IVC Filters may be the fact that these devices can malfunction without causing immediate recognizable symptoms. Often the first symptoms recognized by an implant recipient lead to serious injury and even death.
If you or a loved on received and Option/Option Elite IVC filter or any other brand of IVC Filter, please contact our office today for free information that may be of vital importance to your health as well as your legal rights. Our firm is accepting IVC Filter Lawsuit clients nation wide on a contingency fee basis, which means if we do not recover damages for your IVC Filter Lawsuit Claim, you pay nothing.