LivaNova PLC, manufacturers of the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System, faces a recent open heart surgery infection lawsuit filed by a woman alleging she suffered from severe adverse side effects and complications that resulted from the device’s use.
Plaintiff Donrue B. has filed the open heart surgery infection lawsuit in Alabama federal court on April 24, 2018.
According to the open heart surgery infection lawsuit, Donrue says that she developed a bacterial infection following her open heart surgery procedure.
She underwent a coronary artery bypass grafting surgery on April 25, 2016 at Providence Hospital. During the procedure, the 3T Heater Cooler System was used. It is allegedly what led her to suffer from a number of different symptoms indicating that she had contracted a bacterial infection.
Following her procedure, she says that she received a letter from Providence Hospital. It indicated the following: “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports that during certain open-heart surgeries, the device used to heat and cool the blood (called a Soring Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler device) has been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera, a species of bacteria known as nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM)…”
The letter continued to report that those…