A New Jersey woman filed a lawsuit against Rex Medical for a fragment of a broken inferior vena cava (IVC) filter that became lodged in her lung. Cindy H. was implanted with a retrievable IVC filter called the Option ELITE on Aug. 5, 2010 at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in New Jersey, the Daily Hornet reports. The purpose of the filter was to prevent blood clots from traveling to her lungs, which would result in life-threatening pulmonary embolism. On Oct. 20, 2015, Cindy underwent a procedure to have the filter removed after the threat of blood clots had passed. Her doctors discovered that the filter was ... Read More
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