Device Maker, UPenn Sued For Heart Surgery Infection

Law360, Philadelphia (June 7, 2017, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey woman blamed a Japanese medical device manufacturer and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for a virulent bacterial infection she contracted during a 2016 open heart surgery, in a complaint filed in Pennsylvania state court Wednesday.

Marisa Karamanoogian, 39, says the bacteria that formed in a heater-cooler device manufactured by Terumo Medical Corp. was released into the operating room in aerosol form and traveled into her chest during the procedure.

Karamanoogian, a member of the Delanco, New Jersey, school board and a...
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