Raising Awareness Of The Risks Posed By The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System

Those who have undergone cardiac surgery in the past several years may have been exposed to a risk of which they were unaware. A medical device commonly used in cardiac surgeries has been shown to create an increased risk of serious infections. Even if you have suffered no infection or symptoms of infection yet, know that you may still be at risk as there can be a delay of up to several years between the time of transmission of infectious bacteria and the onset of illness.

The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System is a device that is used to regulate body temperature during cardiothoracic surgery. The device uses internal reservoirs of water to help warm or cool a patient's body. The water in these devices can become contaminated with bacteria that can then be transmitted through machine's exhaust vents into the patient's open chest cavity.

Contamination from the Stockert 3T can cause nontuberculous mycobacteria infections (NTM). The range of possible symptoms is substantial and includes:

  • Infection at surgical site
  • Fever of undetermined origin
  • Night sweats
  • Joint pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Myalgia
  • Malaise
  • Endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart)
  • Enlargement of the spleen

If you have experienced any of these symptoms and are concerned they may be related to a surgery you had, speak with your doctor right away. These infections can cause serious, even fatal injuries.

Preeminent New York Personal Injury Representation

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we offer our assistance to people who have suffered serious injuries with highly specific causes. The risks posed by the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System are clear. With over 40 years of experience creating strong cases against the most challenging defendants, we can draw a persuasive link between your injuries and your exposure to the risk of infection posed by the Stockert 3T.

Contact Our Defective Medical Device Injury Attorneys In New York City After You Have Been Injured On The Job

If you were injured by a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System, our firm can help you fight for full compensation. Call 212-514-5007, toll free at 800-724-7971 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.