Medical Malpractice

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. [caption id="attachment_27718"...

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 prevalence...

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/p00RzDXlzdY'] 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...

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 and...

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 suspension. The...

Today, the FDA issued a Safety Communication regarding supplemental measures to enhance duodenoscope reprocessing (cleaning before reuse). These measures were approved after the FDA was informed of instances of persistent bacterial contamination after use of a duodenoscope, even following strict...

A tracheostomy tube is put down a patient's trachea to provide an airway, enabling the patient to breathe.  A personal injury or wrongful death claim can arise if the tube is defective, it was inserted or removed incorrectly, it was...