STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Trial Begins in Bellwether Rex Option IVC Filter Action in Philadelphia
October 9, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Opening arguments have begun in the first bellwether trial in the Philadelphia inferior vena cava filter mass tort, with plaintiffs’ counsel contending that defendants Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices knew or should have known that their device was defective and unreasonably dangerous.
Judge Michael Erdos of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas is presiding over the trial, which began on Oct. 8.
The plaintiff, Georgia resident Tracy Reed-Brown, filed the action in March 2017, alleging the Option Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter System she was implanted with perforated through the walls of her vena cava — ...
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