Monday, May 20, 2019

The lawsuits involving the Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System claim the maker of the medical product failed to warn hospitals that patients could suffer a potentially life-threatening infection caused by the machine during cardiothoracic surgeries.

Below are the news stories and videos we have posted on this topic.

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Bacterial Infections and the Stockert 3T System: “No Easy Fix”

The verdict in both the U.S. and Europe is that the m. chimaera bacterium is present in heater-cooler devices used to optimize a patient's body temperature during surgery – and as much as 70 percent of the resulting infections come from the Stockert 3T patient heater-cooler system. However, nobody is certain...

Was The Stockert Heater Cooler Responsible for a Patient’s Stroke?

A patient who had open heart surgery alleges that use of the Stockert 3T Heater Cooler device caused an infection that led to his stroke. He is now bringing a lawsuit against Stockert manufacturer Liva-Nova as well as Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center, where he underwent the surgery in December...

More Than Half a Million People at Risk For Bacterial Infections Due To Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler

While the actual number of reported cases have been relatively low, federal agencies report that as many as 500,000 patients who have undergone open heart surgery since 2006 are at risk of developing a potentially deadly illness due to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler device.  This piece of equipment uses...
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