3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit Alleges Cardiac Surgery Patient Was Diagnosed With NTM Infection


3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit Filings Claim Contaminated Cardiac Surgery Devices Caused Dangerous Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections.

3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit 3T Heater-Cooler infection lawsuit cardiac surgery infectionsAnother Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler lawsuit was filed alleging the device was the source of a life-threatening bacterial infection acquired by a Pennsylvania man. LivaNova PLC., the parent company of the Sorin Group, is facing numerous lawsuits nationwide over its Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler devices. The 3T Heater-Cooler complaints assert that contaminated heater-cooler units expose patients to Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections, namely M. chimaera. The potentially deadly infections are resistant to many antibiotics and cause patients to suffer joint and muscle pain, surgical wound infections, unexplained weight loss, extreme fatigue, and other serious complications, including death, according to the lawsuits.

The Pennsylvania man underwent heart valve replacement surgery in February 2015 at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and a Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler device was used, the complaint said. In August 2016, the man started feeling weak and lethargic and began losing weight. He was later diagnosed with an NTM infection and eventually had to have his mechanical heart valve removed and replaced. After the replacement surgery in December 2016, the original mechanical valve tested positive for NTM, the heater-cooler lawsuit states. The complaint asserts that LivaNova PLC and the medical center knew or should have known about the high infection risk the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler device poses to patients. The lawsuit, filed in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, names Penn Presbyterian Medical Center as a co-defendant. (3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit Case No. 170101914, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)

“More patients are seeking justice by filing heater-cooler complaints because of the devastating health consequences that resulted from contaminated heater-cooler machines used during their surgeries,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.

The firm’s Heater-Cooler Lawsuit attorneys are evaluating claims of patients, or their survivors, who believe they may have developed a dangerous NTM infection from a contaminated Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler device. To find out more about your legal options, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can contact the firm by visiting yourlegalhelp.com where you can also obtain more information.

Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler units are used in cardiothoracic and other surgeries to regulate a patient’s blood temperature. The units have water tanks that provide temperature-controlled water to external heat exchangers or to warming-cooling blankets through closed units. Patients do not come in contact with the water in the tank. However, contaminated water can enter other parts of the device and transmit bacteria through the air and through the unit’s exhaust vent into the environment and to the patient. In October 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication that indicated a link between NTM infections and contaminated heater-cooler machines. [fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm466963.htm]

The number of Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler lawsuits continue to mount in federal and state court nationwide. All of the complaints allege that plaintiffs underwent open chest surgeries and were exposed to NTM infections allegedly from contaminated Sorin 3T heater-cooler machines used during those surgeries. Due to the slow growth of NTM bacteria, some plaintiffs began experiencing unexplained fever, weight loss, extreme fatigue, muscle aches, and infection around the surgical incisions about a year after their surgeries, according to the lawsuits.

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. The 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently offering free 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit legal evaluations to those who believe they or their loved ones may have sustained injuries from a contaminated heater-cooler device. To learn more, please contact the 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit Attorneys at Wright & Schulte today by calling 1-800-399-0795 or through yourlegalhelp.com.

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