A “heater-cooler” device commonly used in many surgical procedures, primarily open-heart surgeries, can be a source of serious infections that may have put at least 500,000 patients at risk. The Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System, which helps keep the body’s organs at a safe temperature and helps keep blood circulating during surgery, was recalled in July 2015 because it was found to transmit bacteria into patients during surgery. In December 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning informing doctors and hospitals of the danger of acquiring a potentially deadly Mycobacterium chimaera infection during a heart or lung surgery involving the use of a Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Unit.
Maine’s leading personal injury law firm is pursuing full compensation for patients injured by faulty heater-coolers
Hundreds of claims have been filed against the device’s manufacturer, LivaNova PLC, by patients who acquired an infection because of a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler.
Berman & Simmons is pursuing compensation for patients in Maine and throughout New England who have suffered because of the use of these devices during surgery. We have the experience, legal skill, and medical resources to get you full compensation and to hold manufacturers accountable for the harm they inflict when they put their profits ahead of the safety of those who use their products.
Our lawyers are widely acknowledged as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine. While we are proud of such honors, our commitment to excellence in personal injury representation fuels our determination to be among the best in the country. Our tireless efforts and the talents of our lawyers have earned our clients several of the largest jury verdicts and settlements in Maine, recovering over $1 billion in damages for our personal injury victims, including clients who suffered health problems from dangerous medical devices such as Stockert 3T Heater-Coolers.