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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology?

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology? March 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: Almost two years after heart bypass surgery Raymond received a letter in the mail. “It said they had used the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system machine during my initial surgery and that there had been problems attributed to that machine,” he says. The letter didn’t say how Raymond should proceed with a Stockert 3T complaint –but his attorney can.
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Springfield, MA: Many patients recovering from heart surgery and hip replacement surgery have an added hurdle: the risk of a life-threatening infection that may have stemmed from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system during their operation. Even if they had surgery several years ago, there is reason to be concerned.
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Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action

Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action February 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA The letters sent to recovering cardiac surgery patients was alarming to say the least. A medical device used during their recent heart operation, known as the Stockert 3T, might have infected them with a deadly bacteria that can lay dormant for months or years and then suddenly start to make them very sick.
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More Warnings Sent Out About Stockert Heater-Coolers

More Warnings Sent Out About Stockert Heater-Coolers January 27, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA: As additional Stockert heater-cooler lawsuits are filed, more warnings are being sent out about the devices, warning patients that they may have been exposed to contaminants thanks to the use of the Stockert 3T devices. Hospitals across the US are sending out letters concerning the potential risk of infection in patients who underwent open-heard surgery procedures that involved Stockert heater-coolers.
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Stockert 3T Infections Widespread

Stockert 3T Infections Widespread January 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Nashville, TN: Last October the CDC reported that M. chimaera contamination of heater/cooler devices, of which 60 to 70 percent stem from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system had been found in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Just one month later, a global outbreak linking the devices was reported. M. chimaera is a rare bacteria, a species of nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM).
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Stockert 3T System “No Easy Fix” and the FDA’s Catch-22

Stockert 3T System “No Easy Fix” and the FDA’s Catch-22 December 27, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Reports from both the US and Germany have identified the M chimaera contamination of  heater/cooler devices, of which 60 to 70 percent stem from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system. But controlling the infection is challenging—to say the least.
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More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk

More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk December 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Springfield, MA: Hospitals across the US are warning cardiac patients of a potential infection risk if they had surgery involving the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system. Some hospitals have discontinued using the device and Stockert 3T lawsuits are being filed.
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Stockert 3T Heater Concerns Rising, Not Awareness

Stockert 3T Heater Concerns Rising, Not Awareness November 26, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Leesburg, FL: Hospitals across the US and Canada that use the LivaNova PLC Stockert 3T heater-cooler system during open-heart surgery are warning patients—who had surgery as far back as 2011— that they may be at risk of a rare and potentially life-threatening bacterial infection called nontuberculous mycobacterium or ‘NTM.’
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System: A Condensed Time Frame

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System: A Condensed Time Frame November 16, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: If a medical device isn’t recalled, chances are you won’t know it’s defective until research has been published, and then attorneys create an awareness. Sometimes the FDA sits on adverse event reports for years before warning the public. Case in point: the Stöckert 3T heater-cooler system. The FDA has been getting adverse event reports about the 3T since early 2010, but it only recently issued a public warning.
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