Sorin Settlement Offers Heart Patients Free Monitoring

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The former Sorin Group USA Inc. will provide free medical monitoring to heart surgery patients who were allegedly exposed to greater risk of infection at two Pennsylvania hospitals by the use of Sorin products, according to a preliminary settlement agreement submitted to a federal judge Friday.

Sorin, now known as Livanova PLC, will pay for the monitoring of patients who could still develop a slow-growing but potentially fatal bacterial infection from a family of bacteria known as non-tuberculosis mycobacterium, or NTM, after surgeons at WellSpan York Hospital and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center used Sorin's 3T heater-coolers to control...

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