Bacteria
NTM Infection Information

If there is evidence linking your nontuberculous-Mycobacterium (NTM) to a medical product, you can sue for compensation. Mycobacterium chimaera infections can cause the following health problems: pneumonia (lung infection); endocarditis (heart lining and valve infection) surgical site infection; abscess (confined pocket…

Legionella Pneumophila in Lung Tissue
NorthPointe Health Centre Resident Dies from Legionnaire’s Disease in Fresno, CA

A resident at NorthPointe Health Centre in Fresno County, California has died from Legionnaire’s disease, a severe but highly preventable form of pneumonia. NorthPointe Health Centre is located on East Bullard Avenue in Fresno. Fresno County health officials began investigating…

Legionella in the Lungs
Legionnaire’s Disease Case Confirmed at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, WA

The water systems of Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington are being treated for a proliferation of Legionella pneumonia bacteria after a hospital patient was diagnosed in mid-December of 2017 with Legionnaire’s Disease. Harrison Medical Center is a subsidiary of…

Legionella Pneumophila Testing
Legionnella Pneumonia Bacteria Reproliferates at VA Pittsburgh

Dangerous Legionella pneumonia bacteria have once again proliferated at the VA Pittsburgh, a facility plagued with a history of fatal Legionnaires’ disease cases. Legionnaires’ disease (also known as legionellosis) is a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal in…

E coli Bacteria
PENTAX ED-3490K Duodenoscope May Cause Infection if Not Adequately Cleaned

PENTAX has acknowledged a potential risk of infection associated with the design and manufacturing of the PENTAX ED-3490K duodenoscope, the FDA said today, January 17, 2017. According to the FDA, PENTAX has stated that silicone applied during manufacturing of ED-3490TK duodenoscopes can,…

Burkholderia Cepacia
Nurse Assist Saline Flush Syringe Infection Lawsuit

Get Compensation for a Burkholderia Cepacia Infection from a Contaminated Syringe Contact our law firm if you or a loved one contracted a Burkholderia cepacia infection. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team recently won a $7.5 million…

Legionella in the Lungs
Western State Hospital Patient Diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease

Washington State health officials are investigating a case of Legionnaires’ disease in a patient who had been at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA before being moved to another medical facility with symptoms of Legionnaires’ pneumonia.1 This severe type of…

Bacteria
Heater-Cooler Use and Mycobacterium

The FDA has warned healthcare professionals, including cardiothoracic surgeons, of the risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH) Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems (3T), used during open-heart surgery (FDA Safety Communication). In response to…

Legionella Bacteria
Legionnaires’ Disease linked to UW Medical Center’s Cascade Tower Water Systems and Heater-Cooler Devices

At least four cardiac patients at the University of Washington Medical Center have now contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal in up to 50% of hospital-acquired cases. Two of these patients have subsequently died.…

Legionella in the Lungs
2 UW Medical Center Patients Contract Legionnaires’ Disease

Two patients admitted to the cardiac unit at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) in late August were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to officials at Public Health – Seattle & King County (1). One of the patients was…

Legionella Bacteria
Legionnaires’ Disease Caused by Water System Maintenance Deficiencies

A new study by the CDC found that preventable water system maintenance deficiencies were the primary cause of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in the United States. Hundreds of people were sickened because building owners failed to properly maintain water systems and…

Legionella Pneumonia Outbreak and Legionnellosis Infection
Lawsuit for Legionnaires’ Disease from Flint, MI McLaren Medical Center

Less than one week after McLaren Regional Medical Center officials announced that they had detected potentially fatal Legionella bacteria in their water system as far back as 2014, the first lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four Legionnaires’ Disease…