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October 28th, 2019

Cook Medical’s perspective on the Rex Argon IVC filter judgement

Earlier today, a decision was made in Philadelphia against Rex Argon, an IVC filter device manufacturer.

Cook Medical’s IVC filters are quality products that have saved thousands of lives and are critical to patient well-being. Our design and materials are different from the Rex Argon Option filter.

To date, Cook Medical has had over 1,000 cases dismissed by the courts and we will continue to defend all of our IVC filters.

IVC filters are an important option for physicians working to prevent the estimated 100,000 deaths associated with pulmonary embolism each year in the United States. Physicians and companies like Cook worked together to develop IVC filters to help patients and reduce the risk of these deadly pulmonary embolisms.

Physicians choose to use IVC filters based on each patient’s medical needs. Every patient’s situation is different, and individual patient factors and risks must be considered when evaluating treatment options.

We are dedicated to providing life-saving treatment options for patients.

– Cynthia Kretz, vice president and general counsel for Cook Medical and Cook Group.