A Michigan woman has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter that broke apart inside her body. According to the Daily Hornet, Ruthann W. was implanted with the Option Elite retrievable IVC filter made by Argon Medical Devices and Rex Medical on June 12, 2014. Dr. James Joseph Shields and Dr. Jooman Shim, the doctors who performed the procedure at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, trusted that the filter would be Ruthann’s best option to prevent pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a deadly condition in which a blood clot travels ... Read More
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