Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawyers For Wrongful Death Lawsuits
3T Heater Cooler Heater lawyers filing nationwide lawsuits for injury, infection or death from use of the 3T Cooler System during cardiac open heart surgery.
Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System lawyers are filing failure to warn lawsuits due to increased risk of infections caused by the Cooler Systems during cardio thoracic surgery.
Stockert 3T Lawsuits Filed
Lawsuits are being filed against LivaNova PLC for their 3T heating-cooling system. This system has been found to transmit bacteria into patients during open-chest cardiac surgery.
The nontuberculous mycobacteria causes Mycobacterium chimaera which can result in death,
FDA Warnings Issued
In 2015, the FDA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued warnings regarding the Stockert 3T heater cooler and harmful bacterial infection. In 2016 a stronger warning wen to LivaNova stating they had failed to adequately validate and verify the disinfecting and cleaning process for the machines. The water inside these devices is ideal for colonization of NTM which can become airborne thru the venting mechanism of the unit.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Infection Possible
When open chest cardiothoracic surgery is taking place next to the unit, the airborne bacteria can infect the surgical cavity leading to a potentially fatal infection and death.
What is A 3T Heater-Cooler System?
The 3T heater-cooler units, used during cardiac surgery, can control body temperature. They have water tanks that move temperature-controlled water to heat exchangers or blankets, which cool or warm the body.
3T Heater-Cooler System Dangers
The water in the 3T systems can become contaminated resulting in bacteria being released into the air through the device’s exhaust vent. This bacteria can infect a cardiac patient. Keep in mind, It can take several years between the time a patient is exposed to the bacteria and an infection is diagnosed
Have You Had A Surgery Using A 3T Cooler System ?
Has It Been 4 Years After Surgery
Look For Signs Of Infection
- surgical site infection,
- abscess, bacteremia,
- renal insufficiency,
What Are The Symptoms?
- fever of undetermined origin,
- night sweats,
- joint pain,
- weight loss,
Contact our Stocker 3T Lawyers Today