Christine G., a New Mexico resident, has filed a lawsuit against Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices over their Option Elite inferior vena cava (IVC) filter last December after the filter tilted and was unable to be retrieved. The Option Elite IVC filter is a retrievable model recommended by the FDA to be removed 29 to 54 days after insertion, due to the high risk of tilting, fracturing, perforating and migrating. Although Christine’s was placed temporarily to protect against blood clots in her lungs, the removal attempt wasn’t until a year after insertion. Christine received her filter in May 2015 at Lovelace Medical ... Read More
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