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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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Docusate Recall – Children’s Laxative Contaminated WIth Burkholderia Cepacia

This law firm is warning parents about the recall of Docusate, a laxative used to treat constipation in children and infants. The FDA has confirmed the product has been contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), a bacteria linked to an ongoing outbreak. To date, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 58 cases of B. Cepacia, from 8 states, including Pennsylvania, linked to Docusate products.

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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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