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Iowa Man Endures Vision Loss & Years of Treatments Due to Heater-Cooler Infection

On October 17, 2017, an Iowa family filed a new Stockert 3T heater-cooler infection lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. The plaintiff claims that he was exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) bacteria and […]

Roopal Luhana

Defendants Seek Consolidation in 3T Heater-Cooler Litigation

The makers of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems (“3T System”) have filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML” to “Panel”) asking the Panel to transfer and consolidate all pending and forthcoming 3T System lawsuits filed […]

Roopal Luhana

Judge Sets Schedule for First Bair Hugger Bellwether Trials

In December 2015, all federally-filed Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits were consolidated into one court in the District of Minnesota. At the time there were about 50 cases pending in various districts, but now, that number has increased to more […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Texas Woman Says Physiomesh Design Increases Risk of Inflammation

On October 9, 2017, a Texas woman filed a new Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She filed the case in the Eastern District of Texas, but it has since been transferred to the […]

Roopal Luhana

Widow Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler for Husband’s Infection and Death

A New Mexico woman has filed a new Stockert 3T heater-cooler lawsuit against manufacturer Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH and the Sorin Group USA, Inc. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on September […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

FDA Approves New Duodenoscope That May Help Reduce Infections

Over the past several years, a number of hospitals have reported infectious disease outbreaks linked to contaminated duodenoscopes. These devices are most commonly used to diagnose and treat health problems associated with the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. The FDA […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Study Shows Synthetic Hernia Mesh Linked to Higher Rates of Failure

A study published in September 2017 reports that synthetic mesh, when used to help repair infected potentially contaminated abdominal hernia, may be more likely to lead to failure than biological mesh. Synthetic hernia mesh is often made of polypropylene, a […]

Roopal Luhana

At Least 12 Louisiana Children Develop Infections Linked to Heater-Cooler Units

A recent statement by the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans reports that at least 12 children who underwent heart surgery at the hospital in 2017, developed surgical site infections after their surgeries. Doctors believe the infections were caused by Mycobacterium […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Hernia Mesh Complications Require Florida Man to Live with a Colostomy Bag

In a hernia mesh lawsuit filed on August 31, 2017, a Florida man claims that after he was implanted with a C. R. Bard mesh product during a hernia repair, he suffered serious injuries. The case is pending in Volusia […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Oregon Woman Blames Physiomesh for Multiple Corrective Surgeries

On August 22, 2017, an Oregon woman filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturers Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She claims that after being implanted with Ethicon’s hernia mesh, she suffered serious injuries. The case was filed in […]