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Injured by a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Device? We Can Help!

Patients who have recently undergone heart surgery with the use of a Stockert 3T heater-cooler device may be at risk for developing a dangerous bacterial infection. During cardiothoracic surgeries, doctors often use heater-cooler devices as a form of temperature control. Unfortunately, there is evidence of contaminated water in parts of the device that may transmit bacteria to the nearby environment and the patient. As a result of this contamination, some patients have reported the development of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM).

At The Haynes Firm, we are determined to help you seek justice. We know how overwhelming the legal process can seem in the wake of a serious health scare, which is why we will take care of the paperwork while you focus on healing. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience on our side, we are confident in our ability to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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What Are the Risks?

The FDA reported 32 reports of patient infections due to contaminated heather-cooler devices between 2010 and 2015, many of which were bacterial. Most NTM infections are slow-growing, taking up to a year to develop, but some may progress rapidly. While these infections are reportedly rare, they can be very dangerous.

Symptoms of infection include:

  • Unusual fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Pain at the surgical site
  • Inflammation at the surgical site
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

If you experience any of these symptoms after receiving a surgery that involved a heater-cooler device, contact your doctor immediately. While NTM infections are usually treatable with antibiotics, some severe cases may require months or years of prolonged treatment before the infection abates. Additionally, patients who underwent heart valve surgeries may require correctional surgeries.

Let The Haynes Firm Represent You

Patients who are unaware of their infection and do not seek treatment are in serious danger of complicated reactions, some of which could be fatal. It is crucial that you contact an attorney familiar with this type of claim to discuss your legal rights.

Our attorneys at The Haynes Firm understand how frightening it can feel to suffer complications from a surgery caused by a contaminated product. We are passionate about advocating on behalf of the injured, and we will do everything in our power to see that your rights are heard. We will fight to see that you receive maximum compensation, which may include medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact The Haynes Firm to discuss your situation and see if you have a personal injury claim.

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