On October 19, 2018, the FDA issued a Safety Communication providing additional information to protect susceptible patients from the risk of infection.

Wright & Schulte currently represents injured individuals and families irreparably damaged from mycobacterium chimaera infections while undergoing open-heart surgery. Symptoms of infection include:

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  • Diminished eye sight
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Weight loss
  • Coughing
  • Dyspnea

Injured individuals have been forced to undergo extensive antibiotic treatment, drastic life style changes, and even additional surgeries to treat the damage from mycobacterium chimaera infections. Patients having undergone heat surgery must be diligent in monitoring side effects and the potential for infection.

3T devices are intended to use water tanks with temperature-controlled water used to regulate both the body and blood temperatures during open-heart surgeries. However, there is a potential for water within the devices to become contaminated with mycobacterium chimaera bacteria. Aerosolization of contaminated water in the heater cooler unit can reach patients during surgery, resulting in the potentially life-threatening infections.  

3T infection cases have been consolidated are in litigation before the Honorable Judge Jones in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The attorneys of Wright & Schulte work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one underwent surgery and are suffering from any of the side effects listed, and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized, and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte today. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case, fill out the online form or give Wright & Schulte a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.