West Palm Beach Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Attorney
Anthony Quackenbush is a West Palm Beach Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawyer who represents medical patients who have developed infections. The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler is a medical device that is frequently used to perform a cardiopulmonary bypass procedure (typically during an open-chest procedure). The Heater-Cooler serves to control a patient’s internal bodily temperature during the procedure.
While this job is important, the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler system can become hazardous when it carries non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). These include the mycobacterium M. Chimaera and M. Abscessus. The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler has a tendency to carry mycobacterium. When it is used during a procedure while carrying mycobacterium, it may infect the patient. This can lead to serious infections in the patient, which can even lead to death.
If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case against Stockert. In such a case, an Estate will be established on your loved one’s behalf, you or another relative/family member will be named as the “personal representative” of the estate (the “PR”), and proceeds from the case will go to your loved one’s survivors (referred to as the “beneficiaries of the estate”).
Several different things make the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler a risk to carry mycobacterium. These include design flaws. That is, unfortunately the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler is designed in a way that allows it to carry mycobacterium. The manufacturer of the product is responsible for these design flaws. The entity that actually designed the product may also be responsible.
If you’ve developed an infection due to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler anywhere in Florida (including Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Miami-Dade County), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. This West Palm Beach Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Law Firm can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Call Mr. Quackenbush today, and he will discuss your case with you for free.This West Palm Beach Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawyer Gains Compensation for People who have Developed Infections
There have also been problems in the way the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler system is manufactured. The mycobacterium M. Chimaera has been discovered, for instance, in factories. If M. Chimaera makes its way onto a 3T Heater-Cooler which makes its way to a patient, the patient can become infected with the mycobacterium during a procedure. As a result, the patient can develop a serious infection following the surgery. The infection can cause all sorts of medical problems.
Finally, there have been issues with failures to warn regarding the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler. That is, manufacturers of products have a duty to warn of their products “known risks.” If a manufacturer knows that a product can potentially cause certain injuries, then the manufacturer has an obligation to warn potential consumers of those injuries. If the manufacturer doesn’t do so, then it will be responsible for any injuries caused.
This is true as long as the product is used in the manner for which it was intended. That is, if the product is used in a way in which it wasn’t intended, then the manufacturer will not be responsible for any harm caused.
In the case of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler, Stockert is fully aware that its product can cause infections. As such, it should warn potential consumers of the product (i.e., doctors/surgeons) of the risk. If it does this, then doctors can take care to make sure that the heater-cooler is not infected with mycobacterium before use. If Stockert doesn’t do this and a surgeon uses the heater-cooler while it’s infected with mycobacterium, then Stockert will be responsible for the results.This Palm Beach County Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Attorney/Lawyer Advises Clients with Infections
Infection caused by the Stockert Heater-Cooler may result in:
- weight loss
The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler system has been consistently linked to mycobacteriums, and hospitals have been warned about the relationship between the two.Call 954-448-7288 to Reach this South Florida Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Law Firm
Contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 should you develop an infection after use of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler anywhere in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington). Mr. Quackenbush will talk to you about your case for free.