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Patients Treated At UPMC Jameson May Have Been Exposed To Improperly Cleaned Ultrasound Probes

More than 200 patients treated at UPMC Jameson Hospital may have been exposed to improperly cleaned ultrasound probes.  Hospitals must follow strict procedures for the cleaning and disinfection of ultrasound probes and similar instruments that doctors insert inside patients’ bodies.  Regrettably, when hospitals fail to properly train and supervise their employees, bugs can remain on or inside medical instruments due to improper cleaning.

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Lawsuits Filed In Cases of Death in Mold Outbreak at UPMC Hospitals

A deadly mold outbreak at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital campuses Montefiore, Presbyterian and Shadyside in Western Pennsylvania has been linked to contaminated bed linens from Paris Healthcare Linen Services. The contaminated sheets and linens were distributed by Paris Linen’s DuBois facility in Clearfield County; the same location which provides linens to all UPMC hospital campuses. The attorneys of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin are currently (as of October 31, 2017) representing four families in cases against the UPMC hospital system and Paris Companies in which multiple transplant patients have died as a result of a fungal infection.

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Superbug Reaches Pittsburgh Hospital

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has had at least one patient to have contracted the CRE Superbug. Legal allegations are pointing at the endoscopes and potentially substandard cleaning instructions by Olympus Corporation.

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Karen Tirimacco, Quadriplegic Awarded $1.15 Million

Originally Published December 28, 1995; Section: OBITUARY; Edition: SOONER; Page: A-13 Sharon Voas, Post-Gazette Staff Writer Twenty years ago, Karen Tirimacco faced a bright future. The honors student at Duquesne University was about to graduate and be married and planned

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Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums Soar

Originally Published Sunday, January 21, 2001 Excerpt from an article By Christopher Snowbeck, Post-Gazette Staff Writer The insurance companies blame the higher premiums on what they call overly sympathetic juries hearing medical malpractice cases in Philadelphia. Misplaced Blame? But Jerry

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