OptionELITE IVC FilterOur Texas lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who were injured by an IVC filter made by Argon Medical, devices that have been linked to adverse health complications including filter fracture, organ perforation, internal bleeding, pulmonary embolism and death.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, you should contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are evaluating every individual case regardless of whether you have been injured or not. So, if you have received an IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

Argon IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in Philadelphia

March 3, 2017 – A California woman whose doctor was allegedly unable to retrieve an Option ELITE IVC filter from her body has filed a products liability lawsuit against Argon Medical Devices and Rex Medical in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Plaintiff Debra Victor claims the filter couldn’t be removed because it had become embedded in her vena cava, and is suing the companies for manufacturing a defective medical

What’s the Problem?

The Argon Option and OptionELITE IVC filters are designed to be implanted in the inferior vena cava — a large vein that carries deoxygenated (blue) blood from the lower body to the heart — to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE), a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries of the lungs. However, when left implanted for an extended period of time, IVC filters have been linked to thousands of adverse event reports. Lawsuits allege that the devices are defective and that manufacturers concealed potential health risks associated with IVC filters.

FDA Warning: IVC Filters Intended for Short-Term Use Only

In August 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication indicating that it had received at least 921 reports of adverse events associated with retrievable IVC filters. Among the problems listed were:

  • 328 reports of device migration
  • 56 reports of filter fracture
  • 146 reports of device embolization (where the entire filter or parts of the filter move to the lungs or heart)
  • 56 reports of perforation of the inferior vena cava

FDA updated the Safety Communication in May 2014 advising doctors responsible for patients with retrievable IVC filters to consider removing the devices as soon as protection from pulmonary embolism is no longer needed.

“The FDA encourages all physicians involved in the treatment and follow-up of patients receiving IVC filters to consider the risks and benefits of filter removal for each patient,” the agency said. “A patient should be referred for IVC filter removal when the risk/benefit profile favors removal and the procedure is feasible given the patient’s health status.”

IVC Filter Complications

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chest pain
  • Filter fracture
  • Filter migration
  • Embolization of filter fragments
  • IVC perforation
  • Perforation of the heart
  • Bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Emergency surgery
  • Parts of IVC filter permanently embedded in body
  • Death

Can I Participate in a Class Action?

Our lawyers are not currently litigating an IVC filter class action lawsuit against Argon Medical. However, we are accepting potential individual complaints on behalf of patients who were injured after being implanted with an Option or OptionELITE IVC filter. An individual lawsuit is based on your injuries and your damages alone. Any money obtained from an individual case is not divided amongst other people injured by a similar product (as in a class action), it belongs to the individual.

Do I Have a Dallas, Texas Argon IVC Filter Lawsuit?

The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Argon IVC filter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in Dallas, Texas and all 50 states.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has had an IVC filter implanted, you should contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are evaluating every individual case regardless of whether you have been injured or not. So, if you have received an IVC filter implant, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

FREE Confidential Case Evaluation

To contact us for a free review of your potential case, please fill out the form below or call us toll free 24 hrs/day by dialing: (866) 588-0600.

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