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Our firm believes Heater-Cooler manufacturers must be held responsible for their contaminated devices. If you or a loved one suffered a bacterial infection within four years of having an open-chest cardiac procedure, contact our firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you must file a claim.

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IVC Filter Lawsuit

IVC Filter Shards Can Strike the Lungs, Heart, or Brain.

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device made of wire that looks somewhat like a spider. IVC filter devices are implanted in the body’s largest vein. The device is intended to serve as an alternative to blood thinners / anticoagulant medications. An IVC filter is designed to capture blood clots. Some IVC filters are permanent, while others are retrievable and have the option to be removed.

If you have an IVC filter from 2003 and up, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing an IVC filter lawsuit. Even if you do not have a complication, but have an IVC Filter, we encourage you to contact us using the form above.

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Did You Develop an NTM Infection Within Four Years of Having a Cardiothoracic Surgery?

If you have undergone cardio-pulmonary surgery within the last for years and developed a bacterial infection, the warming blanket used on you during surgery may be the cause. The devices that heat and cool these blankets have been linked to the development of serious bacterial infections. If you have had surgery within the past four years and you have experienced or are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have been infected –

√     Abdominal pain

     Fatigue Fever

     Joint pain

     Muscle pain

√     Nausea, Vomiting

     Night sweats

√     Unexplained weight loss

Any patients who developed a bacterial infection following a surgery may be affected. Those patients who received a heart valve, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), heart graft, or had a heart transplant may have an even greater risk of infection. Any surgery patients who experience these symptoms within four years of surgery should notify their physician immediately.

The Centers for Disease Protection and Prevention (CDC) warned that more than half a million patients are at risk for serious and potentially deadly bacterial infection from the heater-cooler devices used during open chest surgeries. These devices could have been contaminated with nontuberculous mycobacterium, particularly Mycobacterium chimaera, during production. The CDC reports that the bacteria may be transmitted to patients during surgeries, especially open-chest cardiac procedures, and cause serious illness and even death. The hospital where you had surgery may be issuing warnings regarding the blankets used to cover you during the procedure.  

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The FDA Warns that Mycobacterium infections have been linked to heater cooler systems used across the country.

SURGERY WARMING BLANKETS POWERED BY HEATER-COOLER DEVICES HAVE BEEN LINKED TO DEADLY

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Heater-Cooler Device Dangers

Heater cooler units are used during cardiac procedures to help control the patient’s body temperature through the use of blankets or heat exchanges that receive temperature controlled water provided by the heater-cooler device.

Research shows that bacteria may be released into the air through the exhaust vent on the unit, and be transmitted to the patient. Unfortunately, the bacteria grow very slowly so an infection may not be diagnosed for months or years after exposure

Study warns that patients who use PPIs are 20 percent to 50 percent more likely to develop CKD than non-users and of those who do use these drugs.*

Did You Develop an NTM Infection Within Four Years of Having a Cardiothoracic Surgery?

If you have undergone cardio-pulmonary surgery within the last for years and developed a bacterial infection, the warming blanket used on you during surgery may be the cause. The devices that heat and cool these blankets have been linked to the development of serious bacterial infections.

If you have had surgery within the past four years and you have experienced or are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have been infected –

Abdominal pain

Fatigue

Fever

Joint pain

Muscle pain

Nausea

Night sweats

Unexplained weight loss

Vomiting

Any patients who developed a bacterial infection following a surgery may be affected. Those patients who received a heart valve, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), heart graft, or had a heart transplant may have an even greater risk of infection. Any surgery patients who experience these symptoms within four years of surgery should notify their physician immediately.

The Centers for Disease Protection and Prevention (CDC) warned that more than half a million patients are at risk for serious and potentially deadly bacterial infection from the heater-cooler devices used during open chest surgeries. These devices could have been contaminated with nontuberculous mycobacterium, particularly Mycobacterium chimaera, during production. The CDC reports that the bacteria may be transmitted to patients during surgeries, especially open-chest cardiac procedures, and cause serious illness and even death.

The hospital where you had surgery may be issuing warnings regarding the blankets used to cover you during the procedure.

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The FDA Warns that Mycobacterium infections have been linked to heater cooler systems used across the country. 

SURGERY WARMING BLANKETS POWERED BY HEATER-COOLER DEVICES HAVE BEEN LINKED TO DEADLY

If you or a loved one developed an NTM Infection after having a Cardiothoracic Surgery, contact our firm immediately.

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We are currently investigating claims that:

Bayer Healthcare knew of the adverse events including device migration and organ perforation, and actively concealed them

The Essure device was improperly designed

The device can break after implantation

Bayer misrepresented the safety and efficacy of the device

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Heater-Cooler Device Dangers

Heater cooler units are used during cardiac procedures to help control the patient’s body temperature through the use of blankets or heat exchanges that receive temperature controlled water provided by the heater-cooler device.

Research shows that bacteria may be released into the air through the exhaust vent on the unit, and be transmitted to the patient. Unfortunately, the bacteria grow very slowly so an infection may not be diagnosed for months or years after exposure

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Heater-Cooler Device Infections In The News

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Heater-Cooler Device Infections In The News

October 2015: 1,300 former WellSpan York Hospital open-heart surgery patients have been notified of possible contamination. 12 cases of infection have been identified. Fox43

October 2015: 1,300 former WellSpan York Hospital open-heart surgery patients have been notified of possible contamination. 12 cases of infection have been identified. Fox43

September 2016: 1,100 former Penn Presbyterian Medical Center patients notified of possible bacterial contamination. 4 patients identified with NTM infections. Philly.com

February 2016: 1,500 former University of Iowa patients have been notified of possible exposure. 3 patients identified with NTM infections. Press-Citizen

August 2016: 2,600 former Mercy Medical Center in Iowa patients notified of possible bacteria exposure. 2 patients identified with NTM infections. Kcci

October 2015: 4,500 former Spectrum Health Medical Center patients in Michigan notified of possible bacteria exposure. 2 patients identified with NTM infections. Spectrum Health

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If you or a loved one developed an NTM Infection after having a Cardiothoracic Surgery, contact our firm immediately. You may be eligible for financial compensation.

 

September 2016: 1,100 former Penn Presbyterian Medical Center patients notified of possible bacterial contamination. 4 patients identified with NTM infections. Philly.com

February 2016: 1,500 former University of Iowa patients have been notified of possible exposure. 3 patients identified with NTM infections. Press-Citizen

August 2016: 2,600 former Mercy Medical Center in Iowa patients notified of possible bacteria exposure. 2 patients identified with NTM infections. Kcci

October 2015: 4,500 former Spectrum Health Medical Center patients in Michigan notified of possible bacteria exposure. 2 patients identified with NTM infections. Spectrum Health

AFTER CARDIOTHORACIC OR PULMONARY SURGERY

AFTER CARDIOTHORACIC OR PULMONARY SURGERY

January 2016: 3,000 former Medical University of South Carolina patients and 1,500 heart surgery patients from Bon Secours St. Francis have been notified of possible bacteria exposure. wyrf4

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