Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Devices Cause Infections
Open-Heart Surgery Patients are at Risk
If you have recently undergone open-heart surgery with the use of a Stockert
3T heater-cooler device, you may be at risk. Between 2010 and 2015 the
FDA received 32 reports of patient infections associated with heater-cooler
devices, and multiple hospitals have since reported patients with mycobacterium
chimaera infections following cardiac surgery.
Our Orlando product liability attorneys want to help you. If you or a loved
one has recently developed a mycobacterium chimaera infection after undergoing
a cardiac surgery with the use of a Stockert heater-cooler device, you
have the right to pursue compensation. Contact us at The Maher Law Firm
and let us assess your situation to determine if you have a
defective medical device case.
What is a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Device?
Heater-cooler devices are essential in most cardiac surgeries because they
keep the patient’s blood and organs at a specific temperature during
the procedure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
approximately 60% of all U.S. heart bypass procedures use the Stockert
3T heater-cooler devices.
What are the Symptoms of Infection?
The CDC says heart surgery patients should be on the lookout for any normal
signs of infection. The mycobacterium chimaera infection is not typically
found in humans, so your doctor should be able to tell you if your infection
was likely caused by the Stockert 3T.
Some patients have become seriously ill and others have died due to infection.
See your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms
after your surgery.
- Night sweats
- Muscle aches
- Weight loss
- Unexplained fever
LivaNova PLC Lawsuit
The Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices were manufactured by LivaNova PLC,
formerly known as Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH. Multiple claims have been
filed against LivaNova since the CDC’s announcement warned patients
of the life-threatening infections Stockert 3T devices have been causing.
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