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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.
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.
Olympus Corporation concealed information about the potential spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria through the use of their endoscopes. The spread of bacteria through the scope is linked to the deaths of 35 patients in the United States since 2013.
A six-year-old child known only as I.O. in court documents suffered permanent brain damage and severe disability from prolonged deprivation of oxygen immediately before birth. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit on her behalf.
Takeda, the maker of Actos, has offered $2.2 Billion for settlement of all current Actos bladder cancer lawsuits. If accepted, it would result settlements patients with bladder cancer in the range of $275,000 per patient.
Jerry I. Meyers of Pittsburgh, PA has been honored with a recognition by www.theatla.com in its selection of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Pennsylvania.” Pittsburgh, PA (PR NewsWire) November 8, 2011– Announcing a special recognition appearing in the March, 2010 issue
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
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