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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…

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Sagent Pharmaceuticals Recall: Lawyers for Atracurium Besylate Infection

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a nationwide recall of two lots of Atracurium Besylate Injection, USP, 50mg/5mL single-dose vials (NDC 25021-659-05) and four lots of Atracurium Besylate Injection, USP, 100mg/10mL multi-dose vials (NDC 25021-672-10). All lots were manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals…

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Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis from ABC Dophilus Powder

This week, the CDC published an article about a tragic case of gastrointestinal mucormycosis in a preterm baby linked to ABC Dophilus® Powder, an over-the-counter dietary supplement containing live bacteria, including Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 (BB-12®) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®). This…

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FDA Warns Probiotics May Cause Infections, Death

Our lawyers investigate fungal and other infections caused by dietary supplements called probiotics. These dietary supplements have live bacteria and/or yeast in them. In many cases, patients with fungal infections do not know the source of the infection. Dietary supplements…

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Gel-E Donut Pillow and Squishon 2 Cushion Recall Update

The May 2014 recall of Gel-E Donut pillows and Squishon 2 cushions has been updated because of 12 new complaints of visible mold on these products. One baby has been sickened by the mold. The recalling firm is Children’s Medical…

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Pharmacy Creations Issues Recall, Infection Risk

Pharmacy Creations issued a recall of four product lots after tests indicated they may not be sterile. The tests were conducted by Front Range, Inc., the company’s former independent testing laboratory (why former?). Pharmacy Creations is a compounding pharmacy, meaning…

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Can I Sue a Hospital For a Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection?

Yes, you can sue a hospital for injury or wrongful death caused by an infection with a flesh-eating fungus if the infection can be linked to the hospital.  You will have a better case if you are part of an…

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Pharmacy Recall Due to Possible Fungal Contamination

Updated Recall Information: On June 6, 2013, the FDA reported that it has identified bacterial and fungal growth in samples from two unopened vials of preservative-free (PF) methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) manufactured by Main Street Family Pharmacy. The microbial growth was…

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Paraspinal and Spinal Infections from Injections

To date there are 320 CDC-confirmed cases of paraspinal and spinal infections without meningitis liked to steroid injections of methylprednisolone acetate made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Ryan Osterholm are representing dozens of people with…

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Minnesota Lawyers File Lawsuit against MAPS Pain Clinic

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Ryan Osterholm filed a lawsuit today against Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS) on behalf of a 23 year old Minnesota woman, one of the 10 Minnesota patients that contracted fungal meningitis injections of tainted steroids in…

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More Bacteria and Fungi Mold (Fungus) Found in NECC Betamethasone, Triamcinolone and Cardioplegia Solution

The CDC and FDA continue to find more bacteria and fungi mold (fungus) in betamethasone, triamcinolone and cardioplegia solution manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC). CDC and FDA Laboratory-Confirmed Organisms from Product Samples Associated with NECC Recalled Lots of…

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Fungal Infection Outbreak Update: 541 Sickened by Exserohilum and Aspergillus Fungi Mold (Fungus)

Update: Our Bad Bug Law Team won money for people sickened in the fungal infection outbreak discussed below.  Contact our lawyers if you have been diagnosed with an infection and you believe it was caused by contaminated medication administered to…