Sorin Stockert Side Effects: The device is linked to Mycobacterium Chimaera Bacteria Infections
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is currently taking Sorin Stockert 3T Heater /Cooler Infection cases throughout California and nationwide. Let our California law firm fight for you. We have offices throughout California.Detailed reports released by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) determined that the culprit bacteria is a species of Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) usually found in soil and water. Specifically, affected patients are exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) through the device's exhaust vent. When operating, the Sorin Stockert 3T device can release the bacteria into the air which can contaminate the surgical suite and can cause the patient to develop a dangerous infection. See Center For Disease Control (CDC) public warning of October 13, 2016 by clicking here.
If your hospital sent a letter warning that there is a risk of infection from the device, you should contact your doctor and our law firm.
The Infection Symptoms are as follows:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Persistent Fever
- Joint Pain
- Weight Loss
- Persistant Cough, Coughing up blood
- Night Sweats
- Redness, Pus, Pain at the surgical site
- Muscle Pain
- Stomach Pain
These symptoms can take years to develop.
Sorin Stockert Heater-Cooler Infection LawsuitThe Sorin Stockert 3T Infection Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are actively taking Sorin Stockert Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) cases. We are taking cases where surgical patients have developed Nontuberculous Mycobacterium or Mycobacterium chimaera (M. Chimaera) following a surgical procedure. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with either bacterial infection following surgery, immediately contact Nadrich & Cohen, LLP for a free case evaluation. The consultation is free and 100% confidential. We already have over 50 cases across the country.
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In a hospital environment, open heart surgery patients can be exposed to the harmful bacteria and develop nonspecific symptoms which can take months or years to develop. Because of this, many diagnoses of the infections are missed and treatment is delayed. With a delayed diagnosis, the infection becomes more difficult to treat. NTM bacteria grows very slowly and is difficult to detect. There is a test for NTM, but it can take up to two months for a patient to receive the test results.
How Long Does It Take for The Mycobacterium Chimaera Infection to Develop?
Sadly, the infection can take years before a patient develops the symptoms. It develops slowly and can take as long as five years before symptoms can be recognized by doctors. Please look to see if you have any of the above symptoms.
What Type of Test Should You Request to Know If You Have Mycrobacterium Chimaera?
The test is called an Acid-Fast Bacilli Culture (“AFB” test). After testing, results generally take 6-8 weeks. Contact us for more test information.
Heater-Cooler devices are most frequently used in some of the most invasive surgeries, including the below procedures:
- Open Heart Surgery
- Lung Surgery
- Liver Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
- Esophageal Surgery
- Chest Surgery
- Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Surgery
- Heart Valve Repair
- Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
Is There A Recall?
In June 2015 the manufacturer issued a recall of the device, announcing that there was a “potential colonization of organisms, including Mycrobacterium.
The Law Firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is actively taking Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Infection cases throughout California and the country. If you or your loved one developed Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) or Mycobacterium Chimaera (M. Chimaera) infection following a surgery, contact our Sorin Stockert Infection Team now for a free consultation. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us now at 1-800-718-4658.
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