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M. chimaera Infection

Kansas City M. Chimaera Infection Attorneys

Representing Open-Heart Surgery Patients Who Fell Ill

Have you undergone an open-heart surgery or a similar cardiac procedure like a valve replacement, coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or heart transplant? Have you been diagnosed with mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) infection? Or, have you had lingering medical issues since your open-heart surgery including but not limited to fatigue, weight-loss, wound infections, or blurred vision? There could be a direct correlation between your surgical procedure and the onset of this potentially serious bacterial infection.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd. is currently representing patients throughout Missouri and Kansas who were unknowingly exposed to M. chimaera bacteria during open-heart surgery. The hospital and medical team could be held liable for your damages if you became infected with M. chimaera during an open-heart surgery. If you would like to discuss your concerns about M. chimaera infection, please contact us at (816) 542-5999

How Does Heart Surgery Cause M. Chimaera Infection?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that exposure to M. chimaera can occur during open-heart surgeries. Bypass machines used during open-heart surgery regulate the patient’s body temperature. If the machine is contaminated with M. chimaera, aerosolized particles can drift into the air and settle into a patient’s open wound.

M. Chimaera Infection Symptoms

A bacterial infection caused by M. chimaera can be mild, or it can be life-threatening.

Common symptoms of an M. chimaera infection include:

  • Fevers
  • Chronic cough and respiratory problems
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Wound infections
  • Non-healing surgical wounds

The symptoms of an M. chimaera infection can begin subtly, so much so that you might not realize something is wrong. It is often first mistaken as general malaise after going through a significant surgical procedure like open-heart surgery. Additional testing is likely needed to identify the infection and take action before it worsens. Please contact a trusted medical professional if you are experiencing unexplained symptoms after an open-heart surgery because they could be the first signs of an infection.

Damages Available to M. Chimaera Infection Claimants

Your damages in your M. chimaera infection lawsuit can reflect:

  • Medical costs needed to treat the infection
  • Prolonged pain and suffering
  • Lost wages or income

It is our job as your chosen Kansas City M. chimaera infection attorneys to maximize your damages. We know how to carefully calculate related damages, so we don’t risk leaving any amount of compensation unclaimed.

If you have been diagnosed with an M. chimaera infection after undergoing open-heart surgery, or you have any of the symptoms described above following open-heart surgery, then you should not hesitate to explore your legal options with our team. You could be owed significant compensation that helps you regain your financial footing while also acknowledging all of the pain and hardships you have endured. Let our legal team in Kansas City help you fight for compensation.

Contact us online or dial (816) 542-5999 without delay.

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