Mycobacterium chimaera (abbreviated m. chimaera) infection is sometime experienced in patients who have had heart surgery, heart valve surgery, open heart surgery of lung transplants. If you, or your child, have had open heart surgery or a heart or lung transplant since January 2013, you are at risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infection. While m. chimaera infections are rare they are also extremely serious infections. Victims can die if the infection goes untreated, so it’s important to know the symptoms and seek medical care if you do not feel well. You may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit if you have contracted m. chimaera. Please click here to contact our catastrophic injury attorneys handling mycobacterium chimaera infection lawsuits.