STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Ga. Woman Awarded $33.7 Million at Conclusion of Rex Option IVC Filter Trial
October 28, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A Georgia woman has been awarded $33.7 million in the first bellwether trial in the Philadelphia inferior vena cava filter mass tort litigation, with the jury finding that Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices defectively designed the device.
Judge Michael Erdos of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas presided 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 — a large vein that carries the ...