CHICAGO — A deceased man's family is suing LivaNova PLC, Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH and Sorin Group USA Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries, negligence, product liability and violation of federal law.
Susaun Kmak, independent administrator of the estate of Michael Kmak, filed a complaint on June 26 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging that the defendants manufactured a product that severely injured patients. The product in question, the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System, is designed to cool a patient during cardio-pulmonary bypass procedures that last six hours or less. The product, however, allegedly has been linked to bacterial infections.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges Michael Kmak sustained serious physical injuries from an infection that contributed to the deterioration of his health. The plaintiff the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to comply with FDA requirements and misrepresenting their product.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for damages that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of this court plus any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Dean J. Caras of Caras Law Group P.C. in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois case number 1:17-cv-04759