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January 29, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN: Lawyers and plaintiffs are awaiting an important decision in the Stockert 3T heater-cooler litigation process as the Judicial Panel Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) decides whether or not to consolidate 42 lawsuits into a single federal MDL. Plaintiffs allege the German manufactured operating room device infected some thoracic cardiovascular surgery patients with a potentially deadly strain of bacteria called Mycobacterium Chimera (M. chimaera).Read [ Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Case Awaits Consolidation Decision ]
November 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Paul, MN: Seventeen months after open-heart surgery where a Stockert 3T heater-cooler system device was used, a man died from M. chimaera and doctors associated the deadly infection with the heater-cooler unit. His wife is one of several people who, in the past few months is seeking legal action against the manufacturer.Read [ More Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuits after Slow-Developing Infections ]
October 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Many warnings, complaints and investigations linking the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections and other serious side effects seems to have cooled down. But NTM infections can take years to manifest, and many of the Stockert 3T systems used to regulate body temperature during cardiopulmonary surgeries have not been replaced.Read [ Stockert 3T Bacterial Infection Can Linger ]
September 18, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
New Orleans, LA:. Officials at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans have acknowledged that a dozen children were infected with mycobacterium abscessus following heart surgery during June and July of this year. Hospital officials fear that more cases may still appear. The source of the infections appears to be a contaminated Stockert 3-T heater-cooler device, and parents are reportedly considering heart surgery infection lawsuits.Read [ Children Infected by Stockert 3T Surgical Device at New Orleans Children’s Hospital ]
August 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON:Four years ago David had triple bypass heart surgery and he has been suffering from infections ever since. “Nobody could tell us why he was getting so many infections, until we got a letter from the hospital that said this Stockert 3T heater-cooler system used during surgery is linked to a rare bacterial infection,” says Shelly, David’s wife.Read [ Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections ]
July 29, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Pittsburgh, PA: A new study by a Pittsburgh scientific researcher has found that more than one-third of heater-cooler devices used in open-heart surgery could be contaminated with dangerous bacteria.Read [ Study Finds That Heater-Cooler Devices Used in Surgery Could Be Contaminated ]
June 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The FDA warns that M. chimaera infection may take months or even years to develop. Ironically, after sitting on reports of infection associated with the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system and similar systems during open chest surgeries, it takes the agency months or years to warn the public.Read [ Is the FDA Doing Enough to Prevent Stockert 3T Heater-Cooling Device Infection? ]
May 22, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Greenville, SC: The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will not allow a large group of federally filed lawsuits concerning the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to be consolidated in one court for more efficient handling.Read [ South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL ]
May 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Over the past few years the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system has come under fire after reports of heart bypass patients developing Mycobacterium chimaera infections were traced back to the device. But Stockert isn’t the only heater-cooler system in use.Read [ Stockert 3T Not the Only Heater-Cooler Unit Associated with Infection discovered Years Ago ]
April 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Waltham, MA: Three University of Melbourne researchers have recently published a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine voicing concern that thousands of patients worldwide could be exposed to contaminated medical devices.Read [ Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices ]
- Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology? By Jane Mundy (Mar-18-17)
- Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern By Jane Mundy (Feb-19-17)
- Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action By Brenda Craig (Feb-9-17)
- More Warnings Sent Out About Stockert Heater-Coolers By Heidi Turner (Jan-27-17)
- Stockert 3T Infections Widespread By Jane Mundy (Jan-10-17)
- Stockert 3T System “No Easy Fix” and the FDA’s Catch-22 By Jane Mundy (Dec-27-16)
- More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk By Jane Mundy (Dec-10-16)
- Stockert 3T Heater Concerns Rising, Not Awareness By Jane Mundy (Nov-26-16)
- Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System: A Condensed Time Frame By Jane Mundy (Nov-16-16)