Attorneys are investigating lawsuits that have been filed against the manufacturers of the heating and cooling device. The Heater Cooler lawsuits allege that the device was unsafe and defective. The Food And Drug Administration stated the heating and cooling devices, which are used during open heart surgery, can spread bacteria that can lead to serious illness and death.
Another warning was issued by the Center for Disease Control And Prevention in October 2016. It is estimated that there are 250,000 open heart surgeries performed. The Sorin Stockert 3T, which is a type of heating and cooling device, was used during 60 percent of those procedures. According to the Center for Disease Control And Prevention, a person has anywhere from a 1 in 100 to a 1 in 1,000 chance of getting an NTM infection from the device.
It can be difficult to treat NTM infections. That is why only 50 percent of the people who develop this condition survive. The bacteria can grow slowly. Hospitals across the country use the Stockert 3T device.
Why Should you File A Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuit?
STOCKERT 3T INFECTION CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
NTM infections can lead to serious complications. It can also be costly to treat these infections. Patients may require surgery and implants. The FDA stated that the way the Stockert 3T device is designed can increase the risk of an infection.
Air filters are designed to capture the bacteria. There have been several outbreaks reported. However, that may not be enough to capture the bacteria. LiveNova manufactures 60 percent of the heater and cooler devices. Attorneys are also investigating other companies that make this device.
Some of the Claims have accused the Manufacturers of the Following:
Failing to warn about the potential risks of the product
Making a product that was defective
Misrepresenting the benefits and risks of the product