Medical Malpractice

Mycobacteria
16 Jan 2017
Heater-Cooler Mycobacterium (NTM) Infection | Minnesota Lawyer

Facilities in Minnesota are investigating Mycobacterium chimaera infections that may be associated with open-heart surgery using a heater-cooler device. Our Minneapolis law firm is accepting cases throughout the U.S. and is currently representing clients who want compensation and justice. Nationally, the…

Exophilia Fungus
18 Nov 2016
Exophiala Dermatitidis Outbreak at Oncology Clinic in New York City

At least 15 cancer patients contracted Exophiala dermatitidis fungal infections after receiving port implants and IV medications from one New York City oncology clinic, according to an article in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a CDC publication. From…

Bacteria Sepsis Diagnosis
11 Apr 2016
CDC Studies Sepsis Mortality Data

If sepsis is not quickly diagnosed, organs can shut down and gangrene can ravage limbs. The CDC has recently made an effort to make doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals aware of the need for sepsis evaluation. As part of…

Testing Antibiotic Resistance
04 Apr 2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Hospital Infection Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is putting hospital administrators and personnel on notice regarding its concern over rising numbers of preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). According to its Vital Signs Report, not enough is being done to control the increasing…

Bacteria CDC
11 Mar 2016
Elizabethkingia Lawsuit Investigation

Our law firm is investigating an outbreak of Elizabethkingia in Wisconsin. The species of the outbreak strain has been identified by the CDC to be Elizabethkingia anophelis. To date, 59 people in Wisconsin have confirmed cases, and 18 of them…

Elizabethkingia Sickens 59 People in Wisconsin, Law Firm Investigating

Urgent Message about the Elizabethkingia Outbreak in Wisconsin Our law firm is investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections in Wisconsin and Michigan caused by Elizabethkingia anophelis bacteria. To date (updated April 14, 2016), there are 59 confirmed cases in Wisconsin…

Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty
17 Feb 2016
Morphine Recall Due to Risk of Coma and Death

A voluntary recall of morphine was issued because it was found to be “super-potent” and capable of causing serious injury or death. On February 16, 2016, FDA was alerted of serious adverse events in three babies associated with the use…

Noxafil Label from FDA
04 Jan 2016
Wrong Noxafil Used to Prevent Aspergillus Infection, Resulting in Death

What is Noxafil? Noxafil (posaconazole) is used to help prevent people with weakened immune systems from contracting certain invasive fungal infections caused by Aspergillus and Candida. It is an antifungal medication available in two oral formulations: delayed-release tablets and an oral…